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The Caterpillar

  • But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him even to subject all things to Himself. Phil 3:20-21 ESV

    Each year, at an oak tree in our yard, a fresh batch of caterpillars are born into the world. They first crawl about as tiny helpless worms stuck in the tree. After much effort, they find a spot to call home, build a cocoon, and shut themselves off from the world. After a few weeks of being in the dark, the air is filled with butterflies.

    When walking with the Lord, we all start out excited, but difficult times do come. Rarely is this Christian walk that easy to do, but it is all preparing us for something better. The word transform in this verse means to remodel. To take what is there, and make it new again. The Lord does not destroy what we are, He makes us better.

    Let the Lord remodel you into something better. Don't give up when you are alone and it gets dark, this is just part of the process. If you give up now, you will miss the most glorious part of your life. Right when the caterpillar thought it was over, it became a butterfly.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to serve You through the dark times as well as the light. Grant me courage and grace to follow You through whatever I may face, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: Happy Monday! The highlighted group of the week is Creation Photographers, a group that seeks to show the glory and beauty of God's creation through photography. That vision includes the beauty of things created by man, because God created us and put His spark in each of us! ANY level of photography skill is welcome and all are invited to join and enjoy! ALSO, the Creation Photographers fun theme, "Winter Wonderland", based on Isaiah 55:10 and in celebration of the season! As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, too! FINALLY, the "Make a Joyful Noise" group is ringing in the season with Christmas music! For links to all of these areas and more, please see the Announcements at the top of our home page here: Announcements}


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen to Yahuah and His Will.

December 4, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus 

December 4, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

lOVE IT!!

December 4, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Guide us Lord and get us through. Amen. 

December 4, 2017
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Thank you Lord for you Lord for changing me, Amen.

 

December 4, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

December 4, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, Heavenly Father, let your kingdom come no matter how dark it gets!

December 4, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

December 4, 2017
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Patricia Davey
Patricia Davey

Amen 

December 4, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!

December 4, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God for the word

 

December 4, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

December 4, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, lead me to do Your work .Provide me with the wisdom to speak about Your word, Amen. Praise the Lord.

December 4, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus please guide me today to live my life for you. Amen 

December 4, 2017
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Jennifer Nielsen
Jennifer Nielsen

This message was given yesterday at church about being in the darkness ... like after the last book in the Old Testament.. Malachi ... there was 400 years of silence from the Lord .. darkness ... how interesting it is ..like the Lord is speaking to me  coincidentally how right now I feel in complete darkness ... right about to give up ... .... thank you Lord .. and P. Dion .. and about the same message given in church .. talking about darkness ... Amen

December 4, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Yes, Lord, please help me go the path that you laid out for me! In the name of Jesus, Amen!

December 4, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 4, 2017
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David Makanjuola
David Makanjuola

Amen

December 4, 2017
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

AMEN 

December 4, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I choose to serve You through the dark times as well as the light. Grant me courage and grace to follow You through whatever I may face, in the Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen.

December 5, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

What a beautiful sight to see all the butterflies fy around from that tree.  Out of a cacoon (or darkness) & into the light!!  Thank You Jesus!!

December 5, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father, I choose to serve You through the dark times as well as the light. Grant me courage and grace to follow You through whatever I may face, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor for you daily devotion. :-)

December 6, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen....

December 12, 2017