Okay, I admit it.
I was nervous about getting our own bee hive.
As a child I got stung a lot.
Not normally by honey bees, although I accidentally sat on one once and have never forgotten that!
Just the idea of doing something I don’t have a clue about, was intimidating.
Not to mention, mess up and it can be very painful!
So, when my husband first came home and told me it looked like we were going to get some I had to spend some time in prayer.
That was months ago, and the Lord has really been working on my heart to stretch and learn new things.
When I received a text message offering us a free beehive I jumped at the chance.
Not only was this a great blessing from God, as bees can be very expensive, but I felt certain the Lord was showing us this was something He wanted us to do.
They arrived yesterday morning, and I still felt a bit nervous.
But as I listened and learned my fear vanished, replaced by excitement at learning something new.
We’ve been told to go and check them in the afternoon and see if they had found our nearby flowers.
The picture at the top is only one of many who were busy about all the dahlias in the garden.
My husband is away on a work trip right now but I enthusiastically related all the information to him over the phone.
I’m looking forward to sharing this adventure with him as he’s always wanted to be a beekeeper.
God’s ways are not what we expect, but I’ve learned they are far better than anything I could come up with on my own.
Psalm 37:3 NKJV — Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your provision. Thank You for walking us forward through many things, guiding us in many ways. You are so faithful. You are good and Your works are amazing. Please continue to teach me how to be teachable and to keep my trust in You. Thank You for Your Word, for it is truth. Thank You for Your salvation, for it is life! May Your name be glorified throughout the Earth. Amen.