Wisdom From The Animals: Day 13

giraffes

Wisdom From The Animals: Day 13

A giraffe’s markings on their coat are as individual as our fingerprints. This marking on the giraffe’s coat along with the small hump on their back led people to call them a camel-leopard which in turn led to their species name: camelopardalis. Giraffes don’t require much sleep. They only need 5-30 minutes of sleep in a day. They spend most of their day eating and they particularly like acacia tree leaves. Because of their height, they eat from the highest branches where few other animals can reach.

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:1,2

Sometimes, I keep my focus solely on things that have no real value. I go for the low hanging fruit. Life is easier that way. But when I turn my eyes upward, my vision changes. My sight adjusts and I realize I need to reach for the top. Like a giraffe, I need to go for the good stuff at the top. I need to set my heart and my sight on things above and not down low. 

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Blessings,

Mimi

Wisdom From The Animals: Day 12

chimps

Wisdom From The Animals: Day 12

Chimpanzees share more than 98 percent of our genetic blueprint. They are very intelligent, can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, have opposable thumbs to help them grasp or grab things, and they use or make tools to get food. And surprisingly, a chimp named Ham was the first “American” in space. Ham was used to help test space travel for human astronauts. He orbited the Earth in 1961.

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

Like chimpanzees, we were also given certain capabilities by God. Capabilities that are inherent to humans that help us perform tasks, make decisions, and other things. But in Christ, we have been given additional tools unique to each of us to perform and fulfill the work that He wants us to do. Our responsibility is to discover what that work is and do it.

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Blessings,

Mimi

Wisdom From The Animals: Day 11

koala bear

Wisdom From The Animals: Day 11

Koalas are not really bears but are marsupials like the kangaroo. They generally sleep 18 to 22 hours a day and fill the rest of the day with eating and other activities. Koalas have learned that sleeping helps them conserve energy.

“Be still, and know I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

I’ve learned when I cease all of my activity and I am still before God, I place myself in a position to hear from Him and in a position to know who He is. Be still, conserve energy, and know God on this Sabbath day.

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Blessings,

Mimi