Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

“Busy as Bees”


The jasmine vine is blooming outside the bedroom window

White clusters of delicate star-shaped blossoms

Bright in the morning sun

Sweetly fragrant in the coolness of night

Their nectar sweet, attractive to busy bees

As you pass by, you can hear their hum

The hum of satisfaction

As the bees flit from blossom to blossom

Burrowing deeply into the flowers center

Extracting the pollen from within and continuing on to the next

Busy, busy, busy!

Only returning to the hive

When the task is done

God’s provision of wondrous flowers

Pollen and nectar for busy bees

All working together

Taken by the busy bees back to the hive

Transformed and made into sweet tasting honey

A miraculous transformation of their industrious labor

Sweetness of satisfaction for those who partake

Honey from the honeycomb!

The product of “busy bees”!

What is your life producing?

For a life is the sum of a man’s efforts?


Or maybe not!

From a worldly viewpoint…

Man strives to achieve

Wealth, success, security, happiness

Family, a legacy in life

But God has a different perspective.

God looks at the heart, not the achievement

Of a man…or woman…or child

What are you producing according to God’s economy?

What are you busy doing with your life?

God desires that you follow Him.

That you not merely flit from one thing to another

That your eyes are focused

On Christ, your Savior

That you strive to burrow deeply into His Word

And continue on in faith

Desiring to do the Father’s will

Persevering in the task set before you

Diligent and determined

For you are now transformed into who you were meant to be

A servant of the Living God!

Busy pursuing whatever the Lord leads you to do

A labor of love unto your Savior!

Because God first loved you and saved you

And in the process of serving Him with a pure heart

God will say…

“Well done, good and faithful servant”.

You are a sweet aroma

Pleasing to the Lord

You are busy

About the Master’s business

You are a product of the King

A child of God!

May you pursue Him!

Seeking to do His will

As you are “busy as bees”!


· Psalm 19:7-14 – …the ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous…they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
· Psalm 119:97-104 – How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
· Matthew 25:14-30 – His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful…come and share your master’s happiness!”
· I Corinthians 3:5-4:2 – …the Lord has assigned to each his task…the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
· Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
· I Thessalonians 4:11-12 – Make it your ambition…to work with your hands…so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders…
· II Thessalonians 3:11-13 – We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies…as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.

Written May 29, 2013 by Madeline Beber

May the Lord find me faithful in service.

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