Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/09/2019

Transformation To A Butterfly!

by Hazel Straub

How many of you have admired the beauty of butterflies and identified with their transformation from a caterpillar? There, however, is a process that it must go through before becoming a butterfly. First, the caterpillar emerges from a tiny egg and eats the leaves on which it arises. Extreme hunger causes it to shed its skin and grow to 100 times its original size. Second, it forms a chrysalis, which hangs from a twig or the underside of a leaf and hardens.

Inside, the pupa begins to digest its whole body. Soon, only a nutrient rich liquid remains, instead of the caterpillar. The wings and the entire butterfly form, in this restrictive protective environment. Finally, the butterfly fights its way out of the chrysalis, after under going a metamorphosis. Cutting the cocoon open to help, will result in underdeveloped wings that will never fly. The struggle to emerge, makes the butterfly strong. The butterfly rests for hours before flying. Then butterfly soars, in testimony of its Creator.

The ugly caterpillar’s transformation into a beautiful butterfly is a picture of what God does with our lives. When we hunger for God, we consume the Word of God, growing in fellowship with the Lord, praising, worshipping, listening and obeying. We desire nothing more than to become more like him. Then we undergo a process of transformation, in the dark restrictive protection of the chrysalis, dying to our flesh and feeding our spirit, dissolving into a liquid. We cry out to God, due to the painful process. Our metamorphosis from caterpillar to beautiful butterfly, shows the beauty created from difficulty.

It is important not to resist the process but to submit fully to the Master’s hand on our lives. Do not complain about the restrictions, on your life because they are your protection, during the process. At the set time, we struggle to cast off the last remnants of the old season. This struggle causes us to become God dependent, we need him. Then others will marvel at the beauty of Jesus, seen in the redeemed completely transformed life, as we soar in the light of God’s love. It will cost you everything but you will gain so much more!

Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes. (Romans 12:2 TPT)

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  1. Brilliant!

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  2. Such a beautiful, thoughtful and prophetic word! Love this 🙂

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  3. I pray to give to You, Lord, my strong, stubborn will!

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    • Amen! not my will, but your will Lord!

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  4. Thank you for this powerful metaphor of the making of a butterfly to describe our own transformation under God’s guidance and love!

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    • Peter, you are welcome! God is transforming us, into his image!

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  5. So beautiful, I can truly relate to this, and will share

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  6. another one of God’s miracles 🙂

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  7. Wonderful post.

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  8. Yes! Praise to the Most High for allowing us transform after we’ve made so many mistakes. Thank you for sharing

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  9. I love this! Very inspiring!

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    • Praise God! You are welcome!

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      • You know I really enjoyed this read. Life is so symbolic of life in its many forms. We need to all reflect on God’s love and the spirit of life. Someone once told me (I suppose it was their own revelation) that everything in Heaven is God, talk of God, for and about God. I look forward to Heaven right here on earth. We must all come to the understanding that “all Praise and Glory be to God in Jesus’s Name”! Thanks again.

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      • You are so welcome! So good to know you enjoyed this post. All of creation shows who God is. “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” (Romans 1:20)

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  10. Right. Satan has made many of us very ignorant. Sin buries us deep. God will deliver those of us who want deliverance as well as those of us who are in most need of his mercy. May God Bless you dear Gospel friend.

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    • God is so good and is our Shepherd. He leaves the 99 in the sheepfold to seek the one lost sheep. He draws us with his lovingkindness. I am so grateful and thankful! I receive the blessing. Abundant blessings to you!

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  11. Amen!

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  12. God alone 🙏
    Pain or pleasure- both are His grace 🙏🙏

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  13. Beautiful image. Thanks for sharing.

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