The coming of warm afternoons brings "special" guests to my country home - Ladybugs. Grrrrr! They are everywhere, inside the house and out. I have been battling the spotted visitors for years. But my friend, Cindy, reminds me weekly to be positive. So there must be something positive I can say about Ladybugs.
This weeks' challenge is to identify some small irritant in our lives, something that we allow to make us crazy. Find three facts about it that can change our perspective. Lastly, find a new "hallelujah" Bible verse on which to focus when things irritate us. Here's mine:
Ladybugs: 1. In 1975, the Ladybug was designated as Ohio's state insect. (I laughed out loud when I read this! The reason is hilarious ) 2. There are 5,000 species of ladybugs, about 450 species in the United States. (Just goes to show you God's boundless sense of humor.) 3. A ladybug can consume up to 60 aphids per day, and will also eat a variety of other harmful insects and larvae (My garden is thankful.) So now, when I am tempted to be irritated at the ladybugs, I will repeat, out loud, what God says: "I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine." (Psalm 50:11). Be listening for me to repeat this often in the coming weeks.
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