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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: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

You are my hope dear God. Amen

Jul 4
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Judith B
Judith B

Thank you Father Lord for the season of preparation and help me as I embrace this season of transformation to soar like an eagle to  accomplish your will and purpose, in Jesus name I pray, Amen 

Jul 4
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Jul 4
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.

Jul 4
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God   

Jul 4
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!!

Jul 4
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Jul 4
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Happy 4th everyone! y'all be safe out there!

Jul 4
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

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! Happy 4th of July all!

Jul 4
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jul 4
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Shawn Schield
Shawn Schield

Amen! 

Jul 4
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know that You are working on me to be as best as You want, help me to follow Your designs in good as bad times and to know that You are molding me to be as You want, I trust in You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

God bless you Pastor, great message. Praise the Lord. 

Jul 4
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

 Lord I know I'm in the process. Thank you in advance for making me new. Also, who and what you see fit to bring into my life that is new. Amen

Jul 4
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 4
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for all your devotions Pastor Dion Todd! You are certainly gifted for this very purpose! Your devotions are always amazing and true!  God Bless your ministry, your family and your Life! I just happened upon these devotion one day and I am hooked! They lift my spirits and make me want more and more. I love your Bible Studies and I miss them. Will there be any new chapters in the Bible Studies coming soon? I know you must be very busy but just want to encourage you because these Bible Studies are such a huge encouragement and learing experience for me and I am sure for so many other people as well.

Jul 5
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

Jul 9