The Fountain Day 192: Chrysalis

I saw a room filled with many chrysalises.  I could see them hanging all over.  This was a place where many were being developed during this time.  There was so much promise in this room, and it felt so cheery…and I could feel God’s delight in the process occurring for each one of the butterflies being formed. 

He delights in growing and expanding us.  It’s His pleasure to watch us grow…just as any parent loves to watch their little one grow and learn new things.  God doesn’t desire that any of us stay the same forever.  No, it’s in His great love that He desires for us to grow.

No parent wants to keep their kids at one age forever.  It’s natural to grow up.  In fact, for me personally, I’ve looked so forward to the day when my kids are grown, and we can become more than just a parent and a child…but will transform into friends.  In Christ it’s the same…He too desires for our relationship with Him to grow and transform…the way He spoke to us in the past isn’t the way He will always speak to us.  The ways we’ve felt Him, might not always be the way we feel Him.  Our relationships with Him should grow and change over time. 

People get very frustrated when they try to keep everything the same.  Many feel like He’s left them or that they can’t feel or hear Him anymore, when really, He’s only trying to mature you.    

It’s a happy time to be alive.  I know a lot is happening around us, and we’ve discussed it many times…but I refuse to allow that to overshadow the joy of my salvation.  The joy I have in God.  The joy that is my strength.  No matter what is happening in the world, God is still individually interested in each of us.

When God was delivering the Israelites from Egypt, was He not also working in each individual person?  The answer is, “Yes”…no matter what larger things are happening, God is so sovereign that He can intimately move in us at the same time a mass exodus is occurring.

What a mighty God we serve.

I’m growing a lot in this season…even this week I’ve seen some deep places in my heart that He is reaching into to bring healing and correction.  Instead of avoiding this discomfort, I joyfully said, “Come on in and change me, God.”  After releasing it all to Him, I am now awaiting His next move…He knows how to change me, I just need to be willing.

I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.  Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.  Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders You have done.  The things You planned for us no one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.  Psalm 40:1-5