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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. It 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: Thank you to all who participated in our first test of the live service last night! We have left the event page open for today, because we would love to get feedback from those who participated. Please leave your comments on the page or you can message us if you prefer. That will be a big help in making improvements for the next time!

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson During the dark times Lord, help me to remember that what is happening is to build me up, make me stronger and that better days are ahead!  I can do ALL things through CHRISTwho gives me strength.  Father in Heaven thank you for your son Jesus and the ultimate sacrafice he did by saving me at the Cross.  I love you Jesus, my very best friend!  Amen!!
June 8, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Praise God!
June 8, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
June 8, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen Hallelujah 
June 8, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen Lord Jesus. 
June 8, 2016
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers Amen!
June 8, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Yep! That's a brave prayer! I've been in that refining fire and it's not always easy to walk through but the good news is we dont have to walk it alone! We have a helper! Thank God for that helper! Yesterday as my Amigila high jack took over my perception I was so blessed by many helpers praying for me! Thank you all! God is good that way! He sends his holy spirit as a helper and nudges others to be his hands and feet. I felt such a since of relief and peace after talking and praying with some of you here that reached out and connected with me. That's God's love in action people! Y'all calmed my heart and I felt as if Jesus was holding me until I was calm again. So I will be brave and say this awesome prayer today as I do want more of God and less of me! I want to serve through whatever may come! Thank you Pastor Dion and The service last night was awesome! I can see great things happening through this new avenue of praising his Holy name! Pastor's 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.
June 8, 2016
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez A  M  E  N      
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.  
June 8, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Amen.
June 8, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
June 8, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr. Amen, Father as I struggle through this storm, I know that you hold my present and my future in your hands. I know that "this too, shall pass." "Even so, come Lord Jesus."
June 8, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.  
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Deleted Member Amen.
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Amen!
June 8, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
June 8, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I praise God that He is making something beautiful out of my life.
June 8, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Beautiful............
June 8, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Yes Lord help me to endure and persevere thru the storms of life and those trying times, let my faith grow stronger and my trust go deeper. Amen ☝
June 8, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
June 8, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen
June 8, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza I pray for my son Pastor's Prayer " HEAVENLY FATHER, my son  choose to serve You through the dark times as well as the light. Grant my son courage and grace to follow You through whatever he may face, in the name of my LORD JESUS CHRIST in accordance with THY will I pray Amen.
June 8, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen!!! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. I'll keep walking with the Lord so he can make changes in me mold me to be what he wants.    When I see the word cocoonI can't help but feel the Holy Spirit. When i'm feeling like things are going right and i'm doing what I should. I get this feeling that comes over me like I am covered in a cocoon I always say. I will feel so at peace and don't want to move from the spot i'm in because the feeling is so awesome. Sorry I went off track but I saw cocoon and I thinl of the Ho;y Spirit. Oh what a feelings. <3 
June 8, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!  Dear Heavenly Father I pray that you transform my Heart with strength and wisdom, so that I always fight the good fight and finish the marathon ahead of me in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!
June 8, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, Praise The Lord, God is so good all the time. He loves you so much, just keep on keeping on for Jesus. 
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Deleted Member Amen, what a beautiful prayer. 
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield No matter how old I am, I am still fascinated by the concept of metamorphis and even raised caterpillars last year so I could watch the process! Isn't it wonderful that God can transform us into something beautiful, too?
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle Thank you Pastor Dion! The Lord most high is the potter and I'm the clay, what a blessing to know that He is still working on me! Praise the Lord!
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker This devotional is perfect for me!! As I have loved everything butterflies since I can remember!! Learning of the creation of God's creatures has always brought me more pleasure than anything! Thank you for this and all your Devotionals Pastor Todd!! God Bless you, your family & all of Gods creatures!!
June 8, 2016
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Deleted Member Awesome
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, Grant me courage and grace to follow You through whatever I may face, in the Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen.
June 9, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Pastor Dion.Father give me wisdom and knowledge,to do the right thing,and in making a rightful decision,and Lord I ask let your will be done.In Jesus name I pray.
June 9, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli

AMEN!

June 13, 2016