Image via WikipediaI know it may seem like I'm spending an unusual amount of time talking about mosquitos. If you have ever lived in Manitoba, however, you would understand that it is almost impossible not to think about the pesky insects.
This morning I brought the issue to the Lord and He did have something to say about the matter. So, I now share my journaling session with you:
So why exactly did You create mosquitos Lord? Just wondering. You need not answer, but please share whatever is on Your heart today.
There will always be things and people in your life that will test you and provoke you and annoy you. Your part is to stand. I thank you, little one, that you choose to praise Me even as you question "why?"
Do you suppose these are the worst of parasites? For truly I tell you, anything that draws your attention and life away from Me is like those mosquitos - anxious for blood - giving nothing in return.
It could be riches and the pursuit of wealth. Love of power, entertainment, distraction, flattery, fame. Yes these and more, parasites that suck the spirit from you, often so smoothly you do not notice.
Open your eyes to see. Open your ears to hear. These are days to draw closer to Me with all of yourself, not merely that watered down remains.
Just as I leave you to swat away the mosquitos - so too must you choose to rid yourself of all the other parasites as well.
Choose you this very day whom you will serve - and let wisdom be your guide.
Thank You, thank You for being such a jealous God. My heart cries out in reply to You "as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD Joshua 24:15 NIV