This was a piece done in thought of the delightful, whimsical dragonfly, who has deep symbolism and also is created with stunning life abilities. So follow with me in this unique creation; only God! Relating all thing in who we as the Bride of Christ are destined to be. Walk with me in the symbolic, amazing call to your own fullness in Christ! Living Full…
⦁ Symbolism of the Dragonfly
⦁ Change and transformation 2 Corinthians 3:18 we all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the spirit.
⦁ Adaptability Philippians 4: 11-13 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me
⦁ Joy James 1: 2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
• Maturity and a Depth of character Ephesians 4: 14-15 So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ
The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self-realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life. All this an awareness of who we are in Christ Jesus.
When we awaken (self-realization) to our true self, then there is nothing we can not do. The Lord has called us for such a time as this. There is a deeper revelation for us all. ARISE AND SHINE!
Isaiah 42: 5-7 This is what the true God, the Lord, says—the one who created the sky and stretched it out, the one who fashioned the earth and everything that lives on it,
the one who gives breath to the people on it, and life to those who live on it:
“I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand.
I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, and a light to the nations,
to open blind eyes, to release prisoners from dungeons, those who live in darkness from prisons.
The traditional association of Dragonflies with water also gives rise to this meaning to this amazing insect. The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life. As stated above, we ourselves are called to so much more. YOU have a unique purpose that is all your own. Ask the Lord what He has created in you to do.
⦁ The dragonfly is a reminder that when our deeper thoughts rise to the surface we must pay attention – there are lessons to be learned.
The awe-inspiring aspect is how the dragonfly accomplishes its objectives with utmost simplicity, effectiveness and well, if you look at proportions, with 20 times as much power in each of its wing strokes when compared to the other insects. The best part is that the dragonfly does it with elegance and grace that can be compared to a veteran ballet dancer. If this is not a brazen, lazy, overkill in terms of display of raw power, what is?
⦁ The dragonfly exhibits iridescence both on its wings as well as on its body. Iridescence is the property of an object to show itself in different colors depending on the angle and polarization of light falling on it.
This property is seen and believed as the end of one’s self created illusions and a clear vision into the realities of life. The amazing property of iridescence is also associated with the discovery of one’s own abilities by unmasking the real self and removing the doubts one casts on his/her own sense of identity. This again indirectly means self discovery and removal of inhibitions.
• Focus on living ‘IN’ the moment. Matthew 6: 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
⦁ The dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies only for a fraction of its life and usually not more than a few months. This adult dragonfly does it all in these few months and leaves nothing to be desired. This style of life symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living IN the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are fully aware of who you are. This ability lets you live your life without regrets.
“Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory.” Warren Wiersbe
• The opening of one’s eyes
⦁ The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the most amazing and awe-inspiring sights. Given almost 80% of the insect’s brain power is dedicated to its sight and the fact that it can see in all 360 degrees around it, it symbolizes the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self. It also in a manner of speaking symbolizes a man/woman’s rising from materialism to be able to see beyond the mundane into the vastness that is really our call.
“Daily living by faith in Christ is what makes the difference between the sickly and the healthy Christian, between the defeated and the victorious saint.” A.W. Pink
So may I encourage you with this Prophetic art piece, reminding all of us to live our life to the full.