It is quite fascinating to understand how the Bees make honey out of the sugary juice called nectar from the flowers. The bees have to chew for about half an hour which is passed from bee to bee until it turns into honey. Also, they fan it with their wings to make it dry and sticky to store it for the rainy day. The nectar from the flower cannot be stored for long though it is sweet. But it has to go through a process before it gets stored to be used for the rainy day.
What are we storing today? Every day we are given an opportunity to choose to dwell in anger or forgiveness, love or hatred, to serve or to take, complain or to give thanks.
What we consistently fill us up with, determines what we can draw in times of need. It is quite easy to advise others when someone is going through a pain, job loss, sickness or separation. But if the same situation knocks at our door, what is our first reaction. That shows the quality of spiritual food that we have stored for the troubled times.
“The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure.” Matt 12:35.
If the bees had not spent those hours chewing the nectar, it wouldn’t have become the pure honey which is so nourishing and a source of strength in times of need. Are we chewing the right things today? Is it worth thinking about those things?
What we store in the chamber of our heart can either sustain or kill us during the stormy times.
Let us not spend our time chewing on worrying about the things that may or may not happen, fearing for the worst, believing in the lie that the enemy brings to our memory, holding on to hurts and unforgiveness.
Instead, let us build ourselves with things what the Bible says – “… whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”Phil 4:8.
They will become the greatest strength to draw in times of need.