There are two journal entries as follows: (1) a brief recent May 2020 testimony and (2) a flashback from January 2019.
“Delight yourself also in The LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalms 37:4).
Testimony: The morning of Tue 12 May 2020 we were down to a millimeter of Cape fynbos honey. I said to The LORD that I wish we could have more but no clue when. Later the same day a friend who happens to be a beekeeper in the Cape sent a waybill of a gracious complimentary package of honey!
From Journal Entry Date Monday, January 21, 2019
“How sweet are Your Words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalms 119:103).
Throughout The Bible The LORD’S Word refers to honey. Above is one example. How sweet is honey to our mouths? How sweet is Jesus’ Word to us?
When we are in Hermanus we buy pure local Cape fynbos honey from a regional shop. We love this honey and its byproducts such as rusks. We often take home sizable quantities and give it as gifts. We also invested in hives.
We love honey!
Over the days of returning with new fynbos honey I noticed sugar ants had crawled under the top part of the lid. They were not inside the container because the spout was sealed. I cleaned the spout and lid each time.
Then I found the lid and spout open with dozens of ants climbing in and out. I was distraught! I could not believe ants were in our honey! I closed the lid and mourned. I had no idea how to extract the ants from the honey!
I assumed our honey was forever defiled!
I Google searched ideas on how to remove ants. Many comments resulted in throwing away the honey, ants and container. I decided to wait to think of a solution. I was determined to claim back our honey!
I had a revelation! The top of the container had a small opening, and the container has a few centimeters in depth of honey at the bottom. I realized a long thin stirring spoon would help. I got to work!
While slowly but surely removing the ants I thought about what I was doing. I was cleaning my honey back to purity. The ants are black. The viscous honey is golden. The ants indulged themselves in the honey.
The ants were so deep into the honey to the point of drowning in it even before I had closed the lid. The dozens of ants were floating on the sides and surface of the honey when I returned. The job was simpler to scoop out little by little the ants.
As I scooped out groups and ultimately individual ants I drew an analogy in my spirit man, heart and mind. The ants indulged in the sweet tasting honey to the point of drowning. They are black ants that polluted the golden honey.
How often do we intentionally or unintentionally drown in our dark sins because we are attracted to indulge in temporary pleasures and sweetness? How often does GOD have to use a spoon to scoop us up and out?
The black sugar ants represent individual small sins in the purity of the golden honey. Jesus uses one big spoon to scoop out each and every sin to purify us so we can shine His Golden Light!
PRAYER: Father, as we call on Jesus as LORD and Savior, our accuser, satan, must back off. The Blood of The Lamb cleanses us. We must go and sin no more. We can and will then reflect The Glory of Your Pure Golden Light. We delight in You. Amen.
Blessings in The Most High