I read how the butterfly was a symbol of the soul. A true symbol of change, joy and color. A miracle of transformation. Seeing the caterpillar moves low on the ground and changing in time to a beautiful butterfly. A butterfly that flies in freedom over the ground now. Seeing things so much different.
Galatians 5:1 New International Version (NIV)
Freedom in Christ
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
I see how our lives change from sin into freedom. If we could only fly above all of things of life as God intended us to do. Freedom in so many areas of life and we might stay trapped into wrong thinking. Romans 12:1-2 speaks about renewing our minds. That is our choice and the way we see things inside our minds. God has truly transformed us into a new being in him. Can you see that?
Maybe today you don't know God inside your heart and you want to. It is so simply and not complicated at all. You just talk to him like you would to someone else. "God, I have made mistakes and I know that is sin again your word (Bible). I am ask you to forgive me and come into my heart". There you go, now that you have asked God into your heart, you begin to read the Bible and talk to him. Learning of his ways and change the old you. I have known people who ask God into their heart, but never turn from their ways of life. Turning means you bring a life change into right thinking.
I know that life can become complicated at times, but God has a way of showing us things. He brings people into our path of life that helps guide us and lead us. If you stay around someone who complains all the time, you might find yourself complaining. If you stay around someone who uplifts others and speaks of God's word, you will find yourself wanting to know more about this God who gives peace. Peace is a word, but it's also an action. Peace comes in all situations of life, if we allow it. God is able to change anything in your life to the better.
One things we must remember is this, God's timing is not always our timing. We want things and we desires things in life. God knows best and that might take a little time. The Bible speaks about a time for all things in life.
Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)
A Time for EverythingThere is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens
Trusting God is important that he knows what this day will bring. We pray and we seek him. We wait and we grow. We watch and we wait. God's timing is perfect and I've seen miracles of life. So much change in our world and our lives, but God remains the same. Never doubt his power and grace over your life.
I look back at the caterpillar who could barely move and crawled everything. It changed into a beautiful butterfly of color and had wings to fly. Today, God gives us our wings to fly too. The old is gone, the new is in today and God I thank you for taking away all my uglies of life to bring me to this beautiful place of peace in my heart. I know that God is right here daily and I appreciate a new day that I can fly in. Fly in God's promises and his forever life. I hope you see and feel that too. You are FREE now and make the best of everyday of life.
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends.