Over a year ago, I was in my prayer closet out at the lake and God showed me an actual butterfly. God asked, “Do you know what purpose the butterfly has? He lives, he dies, but what purpose does he have?” Nothing more than glorifying God through pollinating God’s garden and being wonderful in in His sight. Wings so easily crushed allow the butterfly to do the work God intended it to do. All for the glory of the Lord, for in Him we live, we breathe, and we have our being.
Psalm 84:3-4 “Yea the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine alters, O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will still be praising thee. Selah.”
Then God said, “There is always more that man thinks he should add unto his plate. More and more feeling driven in his own success. But whose work is he doing? Not mine”, saith the Lord, “but his own. Man is more concerned with lifting up his own sense of worth than doing the works of the Father.”
We busy ourselves so often with tasks and looking for the success of completing them in our own strength. If only we’d become so conscious of the truth that where we are weak, He is strong, that we wouldn’t lead such busy lives foolish enough to believe ourselves higher than we ought. If only we’d read His Word and believe we exist to be in relationship with Him. How much time would we then devote to God, to live out the purpose He intended for each of us.
Psalm 84:2 “My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the Living God.”
heart and flesh – This is someone who has made up their mind to believe God’s Word and ways are true. Someone committed to God.
The one who longs for God knows: (Psalm 84)
* They are blessed (vs 4) that dwell in thy house.
*Blessed is the man (vs 5) whose strength is in the Lord .
*They go from strength to strength (vs 7), every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
*Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed (vs 9). (He knows who he is in Christ).
*Knows there is no better place to be (vs 10).
* Knows God is a sun and shield, a Provider and Protector (vs 11).
* And knows the Lord will give grace and glory, and no good thing will be withheld from them that walk uprightly.
God said to me, “Daughter, you seek Me and I am here. I know your name. You are Mine. I will not withhold anything good from you. You chose Me, now I will bless you with the riches of My kingdom.”
What a loving Father we have! I’m so glad He adopted Me and calls me His own!