Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Butterflies Don't Crawl - A Morning Prayer

My Morning Prayer...

Good morning Lord. Thank You for another day. I pray You will help me to treat it like the unique and precious day that it is.

Lord, You brought a very interesting thought to mind. The thought is...BUTTERFLIES DON'T CRAWL. Now as You know I am certainly no butterfly expert, or any kind of expert really, but I feel pretty confident in my observation that butterflies..don't crawl. Now before they went through their transformation and lived as a caterpillar, crawling is all they ever did. But once they went through that change, they never ever would do that again, because butterflies don't crawl.

Father, You brought that to my thinking along with 2 Corinthians 5:17 where You say "Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new CREATURE, old things have passed away, behold all things are become new". So that means that when I realized I needed a Saviour, and believed in Your Son Jesus as the only one who can save me, You didn't just change some things about me, You changed me. On the inside, You made me a whole new creature. You didn't just reshape my heart, You remade it into a totally new heart. It took some time to show through, but I can tell that I don't feel the same, I don't think the same, I don't see the world or people the same, I don't talk the same, and I don't love the same.

But!!!....the thing that You are still reminding me of this morning is...BUTTERFLIES DON'T CRAWL. That tells me then that if I am a whole new creature, I need to stop doing things that the old creature used to do. It's as silly and sad for me to still be doing some of the wrong things the old me used to do as it would be silly and sad to see a butterfly trying to crawl.

Thanks for being merciful and patient with me Lord. Thanks for changing my heart, and I pray You'll continue to change my ways. I don't need to crawl when I can walk, or walk when I can run, or run when I can fly. I want to make You proud because I love You. In Jesus name. Amen.

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