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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's 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. 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton 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! ❤️
January 4, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

January 4, 2023
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Jeffrey Green
Jeffrey Green

Father I, thank you. Please continue to humble me and keep us safe amen!!

January 4, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

January 4, 2023
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

YES, AMEN LORD.

January 4, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

January 4, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

January 4, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

January 4, 2023
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: January 4, 2023

AMEN.  Heavenly Father", I thank You for the beauty of nature. All blessings. Thank You. AMEN

January 4, 2023
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

January 4, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

January 4, 2023
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

January 4, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 4, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Holy Spirit please show me how to serve Father Yahweh best according to his divine purpose for my life. In Lord Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

January 4, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, remodel me into a better person! Amen.

January 4, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord. You are the potter, I am the clay. Mold me into all that You have for me. Forgive me my sins and heal me for Your namesake. I stand on Your word.  This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. Your grace is sufficient for me. My hope is in You Lord. I don't go by what I see. I go by Your living word in me. Use me Father to encourage others in Your goodness and mercy. In all the evil in this world, Jesus You are the Light. You are the answer to it all. Through the pain and suffering, the loss, the evil lies and deceptions, You are right here with us. Here I am Lord. Use me for Your will in my life. Bring people to me who are ripe to hear about You Jesus. For You alone are the God who saves. 
use me to expose evil wherever it is as Your word says.  For You have called us to be more than conquerors. Jesus is Lord. 

January 4, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Agree with you David Krull 

January 4, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

January 4, 2023
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I raise butterflies for pollination, so I can definitly relate to this analogy! It always intrigues me when a beautiful butterfly emerges from that chrysilis!

January 4, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for being with me through my walk and growth in you Jesus! My life is in your hands please continue the work you started in my life, in Jesus' name I pray amen

January 4, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

January 4, 2023
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Amen. Peace and Blessings.

January 4, 2023
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

January 4, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen (h5)

January 4, 2023