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Transformation comes at a Cost…But Worth It!

I’ve been seeing butterflies..nothing unusual for this time of year, and out in what my kids would remind me all the time when they were young…the middle of nowhere, they seem to be in abundance. I was in Evansville this week and walking to the car from the court house. When this huge yellow butterfly started flying around me and then moved along the sidewalk with me. To the point my first instinct was to wave my hands to move it away from my face. Then I stopped and it just kept flying around me and when I moved, it moved with me. It was a lengthy walk and it didn’t miss a beat keeping up with me. Got all the way to my car and opened the door and their it continued to hover. At this point it’s totally okay to call me crazy….but I know when things don’t seem right. So I sat in the car…kept looking around to see if God had a task for me…but nothing or no one was around. So I chalk it up to…He will let me know when I need to know, but pay attention and not miss it. This morning I go to open up the garage door and there on the driveway was huge dark blue verges on black butterfly sitting as if waiting for me and I giggle and said, I see it. I walk up to it and it flutters around me in circles and I spin around to see it. Then once again land on the driveway and I stand there waiting to see….see whatever…and nothing. I go to the car and pull out of the drive and head to town. I really didn’t have any huge revelation or miracle, but just this subtle reminder…

2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

Now, caterpillars are short, stubby (I know what some of you are thinking…be kind) and have no wings at all. Within the chrysalis the old body parts of the caterpillar are undergoing a remarkable transformation, called ‘metamorphosis,’ to become the beautiful parts that make up the butterfly that will emerge. We will be changed from crawling on this earth to flying above it. But we need to discard the old that was never meant to be used to fly and allow God to reshape and reform (testing) us. Is it pleasant??? Not at all, but so worth the view when it’s over and things that used to be able to touch us below will not affect us when He metamorphosis us to be above it.

Be Blessed, Speak Life and against all Hope, in Hope, Believe. Believing that we can have a remarkable transformation and metamorphosis and emerge into something totally different than where we started. Testing is part of it all to discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect and it will release you to be free and fly above it all.



Posted in Blog, My Papa's Daughter on July 14, 2017.

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