Testimony Tuesday-Devotionals

01.29.13 | Sonny Delfyette | Comments[0]

ButterflyOn today's show, it's a Colton Dixon Tunesday! Listen for all of the songs from Colton's album "A Messenger" and your chance to win your own copy of the CD. Match, Win, Wow is coming at 5:15, and of course... It's Testimony Tuesday! What Devotional do you use in your walk with the Lord? I use The Upper Room. Here's today's story:

Becoming a Butterfly

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If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV)

Have you ever watched a butterfly working its way out of a chrysalis? The process requires an amazing struggle. Anyone who does not understand the purpose of the struggle might in sympathy snip the chrysalis. This would make it easier for the butterfly to get out, but the butterfly would likely be underdeveloped and never fly. The struggle is part of the process of developing strong wings. For many years of my Christian life I felt like a butterfly trapped in a chrysalis — a chrysalis of secular values, philosophy, and standards. Struggling through my feelings of inferiority, fear, and failure was agonizing and time-consuming. However, shortening this spiritual metamorphosis would have resulted in a weak, superficial Christian life. I became a new creature when I accepted Christ as my personal Savior. Slowly, like an emerging butterfly, I was freed — I found spiritual freedom in Christ. Christ desires that every one of his followers live unencumbered by our old nature and develop strong wings to fly free as new creations. Read more from Sandra on The Upper Room blogtoday.

The Author

Sandra Hastings (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)

Thought for the Day

Gaining our freedom is worth the struggle it may take to get there.

Prayer

Dear Lord, give us strength and courage to grow into spiritual freedom. Amen.

Prayer focus: Those going through a spiritual struggle.
 
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