This is a pretty big day for my family… our son Coree GRADUATES HIGH SCHOOL at 7pm! Raising kids has to be one of the scariest things to do in LIFE… especially in todays world. There are so many THINGS pulling at their heart strings… so many pressures pulling them towards the dark side of the force.
So this morning I want to THANK God… for answering our prayers and GIVING us a son that loves Jesus and his family! Coree is such a beautiful person… has one of the most creative spirits I have EVER encountered. He is hilarious and HAPPY, bringing so much JOY to our family! Not all the time… he certainly has his MOMENTS. LOL
Over the past few months, I have noticed strengths in him that I never knew he had. There were so many things I wondered about… fearing that just maybe he hadn’t caught some of the principles we had been modeling for him these past 18 years. And when it seemed that he wasnt paying attention in the least… out of nowhere, he METAMORPHOSISED into this AMAZING butterfly!
I think that’s how it is with kids… PRAYERFUL PARENTING is the cocoon that turns our creepy crawly monsters into beautiful winged creatures.
This is also how it is for ADULTS… PRAYERFUL mentoring, modeling, coaching, training, and teaching… mixed with the supernatural help that comes from Gods Word and Gods Spirit… creates the cocoon that turns us into BEAUTIFUL and FAR MORE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES… and we are always being changed from lower glories to higher glories until the day we leave earth!
- Is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively ABRUPT CHANGE in the animal’s FORM or STRUCTURE through cell growth and differentiation.
- The process of transformation from an IMMATURE form to an ADULT form in two or more DISTINCT STAGES.
- A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ONE, by NATURAL or SUPERNATURAL means.
So then, God is working in us as we walk with him… bringing about ABRUPT changes in our form and structure through growth and differentiation. We are in the process of transforming from an IMMATURE form INTO and ADULT form through MANY DISTINCT STAGES! We are changing from one form into a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT one by natural and SUPERNATURAL means!
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, ARE CHANGED (same Greek word we derive our english word, METAMORPHOSIS) into the same image from GLORY to GLORY, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye TRANSFORMED (same Greek word we derive our English word, METAMORPHOSIS) by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Philippians 2:13 For God is WORKING IN YOU, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
So don’t get discouraged all you creepy crawly monsters… you’re turning into beautiful winged creature… and this takes a little time! Just know that when you CLIMB out of this current phase of transformation, you’re going to notice STRENGTH and BEAUTIES you’ve NEVER HAD BEFORE!
And YOUR FATHER will want to TELL THE WHOLE WORLD HOW PROUD HE IS over how well you are turning out!
Have a super day everyone… don’t forget church at Destiny Family Center on Sunday at 10am… and then Coree’s graduation party at our house starting at 1pm!