Emerging from the cocoon.

‘Butterflies’ card by John Dilnott (www.johndilnot.com)

I love it when God gives us a bit of encouragement, sometimes it’s just one word, as for me today…

Been a bit of an emotional week as I have a fairly big decision to make and it’s come to a bit of a head this week and I needed a little nudge! It’s not something I have to decide right now but I do have to think about it in order to plan out the next few months…. (when it’s all sorted out I will post about it in detail). Then, on Tuesday I went to a new prayer group, it’s really for teaching and learning, just learning to listen to God, to know when we hear him. Several things came up that I really felt God was pointing at me, relating to this decision, and it was a bit emotional as I shared what I felt. As well as this, one girl said she had a picture of a cocoon and a butterfly emerging from the cocoon, and she was saying how coming out of the cocoon is a struggle, but its worth all the hard work in the end. I felt like it was a good analogy for the situation I’m in at the moment and the decision I have to make as well as a metaphor for faith and learning. So yesterday I was thinking on this a bit and thinking how it was so relevant for me. Then last night we had 2 guys from church over for dinner and one of them mentioned the very same analogy, talking not only about butterflies but emerging from the cocoon too. When I went to bed I was writing some notes about this ‘coincidence’ in my journal and when I shut the book I noticed, (and I hadn’t noticed this before) that in the design on the cover there are butterflies!

Then today I had been feeling like I should text a friend of mine to see how he’s doing. He texted me back and said he had been thinking of me a lot yesterday and ‘butterfly’ was the word!!! I think my words were ‘no way!’… love it when God does stuff like this, it was just what I needed, just a bit of confirmation…

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

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    April 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Good luck with your decisions. I/ we have been making quite a few of those recently. They're not always easy!

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    Surprised By Joy!
    April 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I think I lost my post so I'll try again…

    I believe that God speaks to us the way you have described. He is amazing!

    I love butterflies, too. God has transformed my life like the butterfly.


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    Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind
    April 23, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Red this is so very true. Your post is very enlightening. Thanks.

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