On Saturday night I was lying on the bed waiting for my grandchildren to finish brushing their teeth and as I lay there waiting to pray with them a I saw a bumblebee appear. It began to figure 8 in the air. I began to meditate on the appearance of a bee. The children came in to pray and the bee buzzed away.
Later after I left them to sweet dreams and peaceful sleep I began to think more and more about the bee. I kept sensing the appearance of the bee spoke to provision.
Last night I had a dream. In the dream my daughter Amy and I were sitting on the front porch and she looked out and said “Dad, someone stole your boxes.” There were two boxes I had bolted together. One was a very ornate wooden box and it held a number of specialty tools. The other box was a larger metal box which acted as a base to the wooden one and again that held tools. I went to get the police but there was a feeling that the folks would be caught quickly.
I awoke from that dream and clearly saw that tools in the right hands provide and bring provision. Thought the value of the tools was low in terms of fiscal value they held much value to the one who knew how to use them.
Provision. As a noun it is the action of providing something for use. It is an amount or thing that is supplied. As a verb, it is to supply drink, food or money perhaps for a journey. From my perspective it can also speak of “pro-vision” or to be in favor of seeing or forward seeing, like prophecy or foretelling.
Provision in the hands of the right person at the right, enhanced by the value of pro-vision, will meet needs for many. Food is a tool in the hands of one who understands its value. Just as money or land or other supplies will make beautiful things with the one who has forward thinking and vision.
Provision is and will be a large word to embrace in the coming days. And it will require wise men and women who understand stewardship of what is given to them. Poverty mindsets can not be allowed for the coming windfall that is to be seen in the earth.
Back to the bee!
There are those who will see the provision and give direction to it. A bee when it uncovers nectar and pollen will develop a figure 8 dance known as a waggle dance. In the performance of this dance a bee can share with other bees from the colony, the information about the newly found nectar and pollen, or water sources. By this dance it will share direction and distance to the location.
There are those in the kingdom who will uncover new supplies of “water, food and perhaps nesting sites” by hearing from the Lord. For believers in the kingdom, they may include but are not limited to: church plantings; nuggets of truth; finances, treasure and riches; inventions and innovations; specific ministries and people.
These people have a “waggle dance” of their own. They have been set free from poverty mindsets and the “me, me, me” mentality. They are desirous of sharing the “wealth” to bring others to help. To add value to their lives and the lives of the “hive”. These folks will care about mercy, grace and service. Humility will be in their lives and on their lips.
We may not recognize what they are seeing, how they are seeing or where they are going, but that figure 8 dance will become evident if we watch and observe.
A figure 8. The 8 speaks of “new beginnings”. As that figure 8 is observed to be what it is, it is only from a higher position (that of looking down) will one recognize the dance. Our seatedness in heavenly places changes our perspective and our point of observation. There is a new beginning(s) coming. There is a waggle dance of heaven being played out over homes, communities and regions.
I have often spoken about a spiritual dad, who asked me to “stop trying and simply be”. Perhaps there is a new meaning to the “be(e)”.