The MAN (male or female) who dies with the same view of God as when he was born again – may die as a saved man, but also dies a poor man!
There is a season for the caterpillar to view the world from its perspective and to experience it from its position.
One day, though, the caterpillar is suddenly swallowed up into a beautiful butterfly, flapping its colourful wings and soaring wherever the wind carries it to go.
In just the same way there are seasons of destined spiritual metamorphosis and change in our lives. There is a time to view the world and all of its wrongs. A time to contemplate and experience the sin of religion with all its poison swallowed by so many,
And then …
Well, then there comes a season to look into the Glory of God, and to be left in awe at what you see!
To be led into extravagant worship as you look into the Beauty His Holiness, search out the untraceable wonders of His Nature, and contemplate the depth of His Character.
All while being wrapped in the marvels of His Love!
Be sure that you allow the Holy Spirit to transition you into His seasons for your life.
Never allow yourself to remain a caterpillar forever – Remember that God has ultimately called you to know Him more deeply and more intimately than you do today.
There comes a time when the things of the world and its problems turns strangely dim in insignificance, when compared to the Beauty revealed of losing yourself in His Presence.
Be in season – always.
Be real and authentic to your season.
Grow into new seasons, also!
~ Johann van der Hoven
Johann van der Hoven is in South Africa. He has been serving the Lord in ministry since 1991 and has hosted numerous apostolic revival meetings in South Africa and in South America. He also currently pioneers a organic church planting movement across South Africa. For more information about him and his ministry visit www.29Vision.co.za or Revival.