Summary: A few weeks ago, Shayla had an assignment in one of her classes,to relate a Bee Hive to a City and share the things that they had in common. As I thought about that I realized that cities really do have a good amount in common with a Bee Hive and people e
Next Sunday, the 20th of March is the official first day of spring and I welcome it with open arms!! Spring time is really a magical time of year isn’t it? Something about it just gets people in a better mood. It’s a time when we can rejoice that we made it through another winter.
-“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn”. ~Hal Borland
Spring is one of my most favorite seasons. I love seeing how things turn green and how life just seems to burst out. Spring time gives us a feeling of excitement and joy with the warm weather it brings and the flowers that bloom.
I have been looking forward to spring and am so glad it almost here. This past week I was thinking about spring and all that comes with it and the thought of Bees came to me. This is the time of year that we will begin to see them. This is their busy time of year. Now, most of us could probably say we could do without Bees but God lead me to a powerful message with Bees in mind.
A few weeks ago, Shayla had an assignment in one of her classes. She was to relate a Bee Hive to a City and share all the things that they had in common. As I thought about that I realized that cities really do have a good amount in common with a Bee Hive and people even more so in common with Bees themselves.
Looking at the bee, God lead me to Galatians 6:9 for our Scripture reading this morning.
Galatians 6: 9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at a proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Now, before I get into the meat of the sermon this morning, please know that I do not claim and am not an expert on bees what so ever. And some of the information that I use on bees is just things I have picked up throughout my life time. But one thing I am confident in is sharing God’s Word with you.
I want to relate some things we have heard about or have experienced firsthand with bees to our lives that we may gain a message that God desires us to receive.
Within the Bee community there are Worker Bees that stay very busy doing much work. Feeding the young, gathering the pollen, bringing in water, guarding the entrance, and even taking care of the deceased. Worker Bees truly have earned the title as Workers. In order for us to gain the proper perspective about the Worker Bee, we must first look at,…..
I.The Worker Bee’s Role.
A.Worker Bees have many different jobs that they could be tasked with. Not all Worker Bees can serve as soldiers, not all bring in the pollen, not all are guards. Each Worker has a job to do and they take it very seriously as this is their sole purpose in life. To serve their Queen!
I Corinthians 12: 4-6 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
1.Each of us have been given gifts from God that we may do His will and serve him with what He’s given us.
2.God has blessed each of us with different gifts and abilities. Not all of us can teach, not all of us can lead music, not all of us can work with children. We each have different gifts.
Romans 12:6-8 “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”
3.The Scripture doesn’t tell us that only some people have gifts, it tells us that we have different gifts. I believe God has given us all certain abilities that He wants us to use in order to bless others and bring glory to Him.
4. Maybe you have no idea what your gifts are that God has given you. Maybe you have searched and tried out different areas in which you could serve Him only to realize that you are not suited for certain things and maybe this has discouraged you in wanting to try anything else.
Illustration: We need to learn to make the most of our mistakes. I’m told in the back woods of Arkansas, there was a man who worked both as a veterinarian and as a taxidermist. The sign on his office door read: “Remember, either way, you get your dog back!”