Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lessons from an Armadillo

Due to the lack of rain and moisture, we have had an unwelcomed visitor in our yard.  Several mornings these past couple of weeks, when Larry went outside to get the newspaper, there was an armadillo digging up the front yard in search of water and food.  He was persistent and dug up a fairly long strip of grass.  Early each morning, Larry would encourage the armadillo to move on to another location.  I will have to give the critter credit though for being smart enough to choose our yard, since Larry takes such good care of it.    Because of the recent rains, the armadillo has now either stayed home or gone elsewhere.  But, in a way, I’m glad the armadillo visited long enough for me to be reminded of some lessons.
*When you realize you are in need of living water, you need to be willing to go and find it.
*Sometimes you need to leave the comfort of your home and surroundings to take care of business.
*You can be content to find “food and water” at the first place you come to or keep persevering until you find God’s best for you.
*It takes effort and persistence to dig and get what you really need.
*When you find nourishment for your stomach or soul, you want to return to the source.
*When pursuing what you desire, do not cause destruction to other people or property.
But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.  Deuteronomy 4:29
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how you turn an Armadillo into something beautiful, but you DID! FYI, they more on when you run out of grubs, the only thing they eat.