God is amazing.
He knows exactly how to draw His children.
He is the greatest Artist, Storyteller, and Author—of life!
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are like Caterpillars. As we feed upon His Word, we grow in Christ. He is our nourishment—our everything.
Eventually, like caterpillars, we need to continue growing so that we can become all who God has created us to be here on earth. Then, we can soar like butterflies and fly upward, towards heaven.
“Priscilla, run as fast as you can to Me,” God recently reminded me of my ultimate destination. We don’t know how long we’ll be on this planet. We also don’t know when Jesus is coming back. He could come at any moment.
Jesus’ second coming.
I remembered that Jesus is my goal. He is my prize. I need to be ready for His second coming.
I need to run faster. What can I let go of to run faster?
In the pupa stage of a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly, much shedding must take place in order to turn into a butterfly. It’s awkward, I’m sure. Uncomfortable. Life-altering. Everything that seems to be normal for the pupa is no longer normal—their present doesn’t fit into their reality anymore. Similarly, we reach a point in our walks of faith where things in our lives must go in order to have more of Christ; in order to align with God’s perfect will for our lives. These things could even be “Godly things.” But they are comfortable, and God never wants us to remain comfortable in our walks with Him. He moves us into new seasons, and consistently calls us into a deeper faith in Him.
Through a series of circumstances, God allowed the loss of material things in my life all at once—a job, car, and cell phone. I was grateful. All of these things will eventually pass away, and He reminded me of this truth. I will not take them with me to heaven. They don’t matter.
LIVES MATTER. SOULS MATTER. FRIENDS MATTER.
In trials like this one, we also remember that we don’t need anything and anyone but Christ to move forward in our lives. He is sufficient. He is El Shaddai. To run; to grow; to fly, we don’t need anything but Him.
He is a plan for us.
He sustains us.
He empowers us to be all who He created us to be and do all He created us to do…
For His glory.
For His honor.
So, I pray that we all let go and let God. He has work for us to do here on earth. We don’t need anything but Him. He has given us all we need to do to live a life of godliness here, and run/fly onwards, towards heaven. Like the butterflies that are fluttering around Southern California, we need to FLY. GO. And SOAR. 😊
I want to see Him.
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He must increase, but I must decrease (John 3:30).
When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory (Colossians 3:4).
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me (2 Corinthians 12:9).
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8).
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry. But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, That I may declare all Your works (Psalm 73:25-28).
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).