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The Transformation

The Lord directs each person in a different way that we would have never imagined. He shows us people that are so hurt, have placed a death sentence on themselves, and they feel hopeless. I talked with someone last night, that talked with me about her previous friends and such. Then she told me she prays every night, feels that she’s doing everything she’s “supposed to be doing,” but if Christ were to come back today/tonight “I don’t know if I would be ready! How can I know for sure?” I then began to ask her if she had asked the Lord to save her and had she repented of her sins when she did. She also told me that she had, but deep in my spirit I knew she was still not sure. Something was still missing in her life. Although we didn’t get to finish our talk, I knew that a seed had been planted.

As God draws me closer to Him, I’m truly beginning to see His heart for people. I will persevere and push through, in prayer, till victory has been achieved for her and her family.
Once we become children of God, victory is ALWAYS ours! It may not happen as soon as we would like for it to, but it does come!

This reminds me of the a “swallowtail” caterpillar a neighbor gave my grandson. Together, daily, we watched them as they ate and ate and ate! Then it was time for the “cocoon” stage (chrysalis). The caterpillar had wrapped itself up inside its cocoon. As the days went by, we got more and more excited! Then yesterday I happened to look towards where the cocoon was and I was so in awe at what I saw! A beautiful swallowtail butterfly had emerged and was holding on to the stick he had placed in there! I very carefully placed the stick, with the butterfly, out on the fence in our backyard. Then I realized how beautiful we are to God, when He has finished molding us and shaping us also. How God must look at us with great pride at what we have become, knowing He had a hand in it the whole time! All because of the steps that were followed in order to get to that point. It was all well worth waiting for!

PRAYER:
Thank you God, for being such a loving and merciful Father! Everything around us reflects your beautiful imagination. You are so patient with us, waiting for out “true” beauty to be achieved. You are so much more proud of us when we have achieved the goal You have set before us! Praise be to Your Glorious Name! Amen

Be patient with others, as God is patient with you. We will all achieve our goals, in God’s timing only!

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

About Linda Delgado

Linda Delgado was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She moved down to Corpus Christi, Texas, with her parents, where she graduated from high school in 1977. She attempted to pursue a medical field, soon after. Realizing that's not where God's plan was for her, she continued following the Lord. In 1985, she married her husband, Rodolfo Delgado (after 38 yrs, is now with the Lord as of September 2023). In August of 2022, she became a Poetry author (Living Poems: From the Father's Heart - Inspirational Poems). She also enjoys sharing God's heart through freelance writing, as well. She is also a member of Faithwriters.com. Linda still enjoys the companionship of two pets, Tina (Chihuahua) and Miss Kitty (Tabby). Their grandson (18) plans on finishing high school next year. Linda hopes to put another book together, as the Lord leads, and is hoping to pursue her interests in writing a memoir. Her writings are concentrated on hearing the heart of God, by encouraging other believers and revealing God's heart for unbelievers.

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6 comments

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:17
    “Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

    We have all looked in wonder at the amazing transformation of a caterpillar into a moth. However, did you realize that a moth needs an entirely different kind of brain than a caterpillar? We can truly say that here we have an insect with two brains!

    In the caterpillar stage, the moth lumbers around in a body that is primarily designed for eating. Its brain must be able to command powerful jaws and a comparatively huge digestive system as well as the complexities of caterpillar locomotion. The world of the caterpillar is very different from the world of the moth.

    During metamorphosis the caterpillar completely dissolves and the moth is rebuilt from the liquid. The brain, for example, requires new nerve cells and new connections between brain cells, while some brain cells change function, migrate to new locations, or even die. The result is a brain that is 10 times the size of the caterpillar’s and ready to control flight. The moth’s primary purpose in life is to reproduce. So its new brain is able to generate the odors used by moths to identify and communicate with potential mates. It is also equipped to detect the scents of a potential mate.

    There is a video on this website that I copied this transcript from called Creation Moments that came mind to share this because it fits into the article somewhat. It was posted September 6,2023

  2. Linda,
    What a beautiful mesmerizing description of God’s love and beauty.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this powerful message.
    Thank you for sharing your heart and love of God through your words in this lovely article.
    When I was a child, I was fascinated with the transformation of caterpillars into stunning butterflies. And to this day, I still am!
    God Bless~

  3. Hi Linda, Thanks for your article which reminds me that we are slowly being transformed from glory to glory to ultimately reflect the beautiful likeness of our Savior, Jesus. God continue to bless your writing.

  4. As the caterpillar was delivered from the cacoon, so HAVE Christians been “ delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of his beloved Son”(Colossians 1:13). And we WILL BE transformed in the “twinkling of an eye…when the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality…”(I Cor. 15:52-54).

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