I felt God spoke these words to me. I hope to bring you encouragement today.
“YOU are a butterfly” these words boomed inside my chest in the middle of the night.
Which made me study the caterpillar’s journey to become a butterfly.
The caterpillar encloses himself into chrysalis, in that cocoon the entire caterpillar is broken down into a soup like mixture.
All of the major structures, including the heart, are broken down and then rebuilt.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26
You are in a process, my Friend. We all are! You are going to come out of this stronger than you were before. Right now it’s dark and lonely. You are isolated. It can be scary. The unknown surrounds us. But God is making you into something new. It’s not a waste. He’s changing our heart and He’s changing our mind. He’s preparing us to be greater for HIS glory. He’s creating in You and I a clean heart and a right spirit.
The bible says “Be still and know that HE is God.”
Just like the process of a growing baby inside of you there’s no way around it. Those growing pains are there. But you will never be the same after that baby is delivered. And neither will your baby for that matter!
“And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.” Ezekiel 36:27
He will give us HIS desires. And he will give you the ability and the POWER to do it.
The butterfly soon emerges from the chrysalis, just after 2 short weeks. The butterfly is free to fly.
He’s rebuilding you and shaping you into what he sees you can be.
He sees your potential. He sees your heart.
He gives us grace to be what HE wants us to be.
Butterflies and caterpillars don’t just look different — they behave differently, too. Caterpillars live in a tree. Butterflies must go through a time of isolation to get broken so they can fly!
When we lose our structure, when we lose our control, we are forced to be STILL inside the cocoon. It’s quiet. We have to remain comfortable with the quietness.
Caterpillars eat leaves, while butterflies feed on nectar.
It matters what we consume. What we read, watch, and listen to. If we listen and watch dark things, darkness will surround us. If we listen to positive things, like worship music, uplifting podcasts, and Bible reading, angels are drawn to worship. Angels can be in your home.
We are strengthened by the Words of the Lord. You can ask God to direct you in your bible reading. While you are reading, scriptures will jump out at you.
That’s not just you, that’s God saying this is for you, right now.
When he speaks to you write it down in a journal so you don’t forget. You can easily look back at the things God told you in different seasons of your life. We encourage ourselves in the Lord by keeping a Journal.
I’ll be talking more about the butterfly and caterpillar next week.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to share some encouragement the Lord has placed on your heart. I’d love to hear from you!