Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Graceful Transformation~

I love butterflies! 

The way they flutter through the air is beauty in action. To me, they are the definition of graceful: characterized by elegance or beauty of form, manner, movement, or speech; elegant. Butterflies, however, are not born with this quality.

Their life begins as that of a "lowly" caterpillar.

Caterpillars
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But then................then, metamorphosis takes place.


Butterfly
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What an amazing transformation!

You and I entered this world as lowly sinners. There is certainly nothing graceful in that!

Yet, by the grace of God, we are not destined to live out our days in this lowly state. As the Holy Spirit begins the work of metamorphosis in us, we, too,experience transformation - a transformation  nothing short of a miracle.

Butterflies experience this transformation naturally.

You and I do not.

As always, God who gave us a will, leaves the choice up to us. We can either conform to this world and remain unchanged or we can surrender to the transforming power of God in our life and begin to develop and display the graceful character of our God. 

Isn't it exciting to remember God isn't finished with us yet?! 

He is still at work, re-creating us into the graceful creature he designed us to be.  As we allow the Spirit to renew us, we are changed more and more into the image of God and His likeness.

Praise God! There is certainly grace found in that!



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7 comments:

  1. Yes i do think it is exciting to work with God and use our gifts for His glory and discover the person He wants us to become! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  2. May you have a blessed Easter and feel the presence of God!

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  3. I don't tell you enough how much I appreciate your messages!

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  4. Thank you so much for letting me join. HOPE you have a happy, blessed Easter!

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  5. Thanks, Stacy! Your post today is a confirmation to pursue a creative project God has laid on my heart since I first wrote a blog post on a similar topic:
    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/2011/12/transformed.html
    May you have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!
    Laurie

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  6. indeed we are a work in progress! may this blessed Easter season bring you abundant grace!

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  7. So thankful God isn't finished with me yet . . . there are so many things so imperfect and flawed, and so much yet to learn to be His follower. Thanks for the encouragement found in today's post.

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