Change Transforms Us

Butterfly metamorphosis

Swallowtail metamorphosis

It has been awhile since I’ve sat down and wrote here.  A lot has changed in my life!!  Mostly good things along with a few challenges, but a lot of change.  I’m hearing a lot about change lately, as well.  The last few weeks at church have been regarding the topic of change and how it transforms us.    I felt like God was speaking directly to me.   Have you ever felt that way?  I said a silent prayer asking God to show me what he would like for me to see and was inspired as this poem came to me and as I share it with you my prayer is that we all seek to know him better and become more and more like His son.  Why the challenges?  Why so much change?

Change Transforms Us

God has the ability to shape out hearts
When we allow Him inside and we do our part
What does this mean?  What do we do?
We follow Him in faith, doing what he instructs us to
We also let go of the things that tie us down
Instead of doubting and worrying, we look up and around
Sometimes we must take a step forward, afraid
Getting up, trusting God and thanking him for a new day
We must sacrifice what we want and how we feel
In order to live by what we know and what is real
We were created to be loved by God and to also love Him
He is everything we need, even our very best friend
He blesses us with each other so that we can learn to love more
And to understand that life is more than we saw before
The more we love God, and love others too
We grow in faith, with passion, filled by this love so true
We finally walk through life opening the eyes of our heart
And now we can truly live, our life can now start
As we let go of ourselves and surrender to His plan
Selflessly standing up and taking His hand
Listening to His voice, wrapped in His embrace
Realizing this is a beautiful journey, not a race
Each step is filled with treasures and opportunities to grow
Even challenges, especially challenges, it’s important to live by what we know
That we were made to be loved by Him for the rest of our lives
And to also share this beautiful love of Jesus Christ

Whatever you are going through, I pray that through the change you grow closer to the one who gives you life and allow Him to fill your mind with His wisdom and your heart with His love, bringing into your life, undescribable joy and a peace no matter the circumstances.