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The Caterpillar

  • For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will change the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is able even to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:20-21 WEB.

    We have a large oak tree in our yard, and each year, a fresh batch of caterpillars is born into the world. For a few weeks, they crawl about as pitiful little helpless worms stuck in the tree. But eventually, they find a spot to call home, build a cocoon, and shut themselves off from the world. After a few weeks of being alone in the dark, a transformation occurs, and soon the air is filled with butterflies.

    In our walk with the Lord, we usually start out excited, but difficult times do come. Rarely is this Christian walk that easy to do, but He is preparing us for something better. The word transform in this verse means to remodel. To take what is already 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 seems dark. It is just part of the process. If you give up now, you will miss the most glorious part of your life. For 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. Please grant me the courage and grace to follow You through whatever I may face today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Heavenly Father I choose to follow you through the good times and the bad times please grant me the courage and strength to do whatever it is you asked me to do in Jesus name I ask amen thank you Father

Apr 3
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank you for each new day and each blessing. And for the beauty of nature. Amen

Apr 3
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , In Jesus Christ name I pray .

 Hope everyone is doing good . God Bless.!!!

Apr 3
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmannedited: Apr 3

God I love you. Thank you for all you've done and continue to watch out for my Grandchildren and me. God Bless us all. Amen

Apr 3
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

PTL. A wonderful and uplifting devotional. Thank you Lord for another beautiful day. Please give me the courage and strength to do your will. Thank you Pastor Dion. 

Apr 3
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I choose to serve You through the dark times as well as the light. Please grant me the courage and grace to follow You through whatever I may face today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

 

Apr 3
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Apr 3
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,we serve and love our risen Savior Jesus Christ.

Apr 3
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 3
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I adore butterflies and moths! Oak trees attract some of the most magnificent and largest moths in America. Thanks for such a meaningful devotional today! Have a blessed Easter Weekend everyone

Apr 3
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father grant us the strength to follow You on days of light and in darkness, that Your love and care be with us at all times particularly on this day in every situation we might encounter. Thank You Father, in the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor, this devotional is right on time, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Apr 3
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Apr 3
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Apr 3
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Apr 3
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 3
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 3
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Perfectly timed encouragement, Pastor Dion! Lord, I choose to serve You through the dark times as well as the light! 

Apr 4
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Father God, lead me in your will for my life and give me strength to do your will for me.

 

Apr 8