How to Develop Revealing, Breathtaking Butterfly Faith

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The Butterfly Effect

A Butterfly flaps its wings in the jungle, your sister gets pregnant and somewhere a sheep loses an eyeball… that’s the butterfly effect metaphysically speaking. Little things influence big things and big things rise and fall based on the single beat of a butterfly’s wing. Everything is connected in cause and affect. I was pondering this notion over a cup of coffee recently wondering if each sip I take is somehow, somewhere putting things in play I had no way of being aware of.

I had to ask myself the inevitable question in light of my own Christian beliefs, ‘..just how much difference am I making in the world for God?..’

What kind of ripple do I want to make?

Basically the answer I believe has to be somewhere in the infinite, as ripples on a pond reach ever further outward. It has a revelation to it, a thought that all my deeds have impact well beyond my sight and Understanding.

Butterfly Faith

So jump forward a little and let’s view this in context of our Faith. The Butterfly Faith conjures one circular question – What kind of ripple do I want to make?

We are called to live our life by Divine design and living a life of purpose takes forethought. Each time I tend my garden is that simply gardening or an act of stewardship over the Earth? Likewise for each person that I lift up and feed that is hungry the impact of one more person having a little more faith in God and his people echos into eternity. The people we help and show mercy to today are the leaders, teachers, mothers, fathers, ministers and people- builders of tomorrow.

As your Faith impacts others what message is that sending out and does it bring glory to the Father?

Exercising a butterfly faith means that we trust in the design of who God chooses to touch through our actions.

When we live by design, with deliberate purpose then we are no longer travelling through life whilly-nilly but as part of a breath-taking revelation, a much grander purpose, common to those seeking to bring Christ’s light into the world and the world into relationship with the Father.

Exercising a butterfly faith means that we trust in the design of who God chooses to touch through our actions.

A Butterfly flaps its wings and somewhere a dictator falls, a child smiles and a village is warmed in their hearts as the old man quietly shares his crop in celebration. Everything has meaning and everything is of importance when living by God’s design.

Breath-Taking Revealing Faith

Isn’t that what we all strive for? Not just the impact we feel but the impact we see. A Dynamic living, breathing testimony to what we believe. The beauty is in the simplicity – we need only to beat our wings. One word, a sentence, a smile, a statement of what God means to us, a prayer that someone hears or simply a touch of the hand that releases the testimony of the Father.

How do we develop revealing, breathtaking butterfly faith? ...Embrace, own and exercise your identity in Christ. Like the wings of a butterfly the simplicity and identity of who you are shouts the Glory of God.

-Andrew Jewell, Wedgetail Ministries

 

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One Comment on “How to Develop Revealing, Breathtaking Butterfly Faith

  1. Pingback: Grief, Prayer and Spiritual Warfare – Wedgetail Ministries

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