Notice how the caterpillar turns into the butterfly. It doesn't just happen overnight. Think of how many days the caterpillars had to move slow on the ground and it's not so pretty to look at either. Yet, in the time ahead, it will hide away in a cocoon. In that changing time, it will come out to be a beautiful butterfly. The butterfly can fly high above the ground and has freedom to go places. No more moving slow on the earth, but high in the sky. Who would ever think that a big transformation like this could happen. Each butterfly I see is beautiful to me. Yesterday, I saw three flying close to each other and I love the site. Only God, could do this from a caterpillar to butterfly.
Giving your heart to God, changes you inside and it shows outside.
Psalm 139:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
It's time to stop crawling or stopping at your problems. There is freedom to fly in our lives. I am not talking about in the sky, but moving past the problems and resting in the plan of God. Change happens and even though it might be hard, you will see God's grace. Giving my heart to God, was one of the greatest things in life. I started learning of his word (Bible) and growing in his ways. Learning to live in my now and counting blessings of a new day.
Jeremiah 32:38-40 New International Version (NIV)
38 They will be my people, and I will be their God. 39 I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.
A new day brings new beginnings.
My thoughts and prayers are with the readers of my blog, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day and know that God hears your prayers. If you feel like you can't hold on during so much change, reach out to a friend. Never stay silent because the enemy of your soul wants to divide you from people. God has connected lives for purpose.