After I got home from church, I continued to think about that insect. I decided to look up more information and discovered some interesting facts. A praying mantis can turn its head 360 degrees. Their eyes can also move all over the place without actually having to turn their head. They are considering a predatory insect in that they wait for something they want to eat to come close, then pounce on it. They got their name from the "prayer-like" stance of their upper arms. Their Greek name is a form of the work "prophet". I was like, wow...this is way too cool.
Hmm, they look like they are praying and their Greek name means prophet. I wonder what I look like when people look at me? What is my name in the Lord? When people see me to do they see a servant of Christ? Does my attitude and behavior reflect Christ? If people described me, would they use words like prophet, prayer warrior or solider for Christ?
You know what is so great about God? He can put something so out of place on a Church window seal such as a praying mantis to show you something about HIM. He wants us to be praying, spending time with Him, receiving all that He has to offer. So in turn, we become that prophet, sharing all that Christ has done for us with others. And sometimes this means you might have to move.
Are you a praying mantis or just a bug?
PS Happy 4th
I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
Kris Swiatocho, Director
2664 Timber Drive, Suite 307, Garner, NC 27529
The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I have come to give life to its fullest. John 10:10