Most of you know that God shows Himself to me often through dragonflies. They glide around the sky with seeming effortlessness, and for longer than I can remember have served as reminders that God is near…that His promises are true…that He is faithful. I feel such delight when I see them.
But what most of you don’t know is that dragonflies began speaking to me before I even really knew I could have a real relationship with God. I have been drawn to them my whole life. Even my bathroom décor in college was dragonflies. Those were my darkest days…yet there were dragonflies…even when I didn’t know much about His constant presence. Sure, I’d been saved young…but I didn’t act like it, and I certainly didn’t know how intimate and near He was. Yet, He positioned Himself and His love offering to me right in the midst of my dark days. Dragonflies have almost been like a physical manifestation of His steadiness.
You may think it’s crazy, but what does it matter…they bring me so much hope and always make me feel cherished.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I hadn’t seen one in quite a while…but then there they were again. Not as many as before…I believe the mass of them is waiting to light on our next property, the same way they used to cover this one. But one fun encounter occurred this weekend and I wanted to share it with you.
A dear friend sent me a picture that her son took of his arm…and on it was a beautiful dragonfly. When the text came through, I immediately felt loved, even though it wasn’t on my arm. Here’s the really cool thing…
I had very recently sent this friend’s son a graduation card, and in it I had released blessing over him. When I saw the picture of the dragonfly on his arm God said, “See, the blessing has landed. I heard you.”
What a powerful and tangible evidence of the power of prayer.
I love my friend. I love her son. I do truly desire to see him blessed. When I wrote the card, I was full of the Spirit and meant every word I wrote…the writing was a prayer from my heart.
What a beautiful encounter.
In a time when I am still petitioning heaven for our family’s breakthrough in so many different areas, here was another symbol of Him hearing me. I am fully confident that one day, I will be writing about a series of major miraculous breakthroughs occurring for us. In that moment, I want to savor each one. Celebrate each one. Honor God for each one. Share each one.
Until that happens, here’s what I know.
I am heard. I never doubt that. If I don’t have an answer, then I just keep moving forward with the knowledge that I’m still learning something. God is good, whether I’m experiencing answered prayer today or not. God’s goodness isn’t determined by what I see with my earthly eyes. It’s determined by Him…His character will never change, and He is good.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God. Psalm 90:1-2