Change. Transformation. New.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.” (ESV)
Romans 12:2 – “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (ESV)
On April 12th, in my quiet moments alone with my Heavenly Father, I lingered a little longer than usual. I have learned to treasure these moments alone with Him. I was sitting in my favorite place – His Lap – and He whispered to me, “Rest for your soul is coming to an end. It has served the purpose of our many chats – words written.”
What a beautiful moment – lingering there – resting there in His arms – in His lap.
Then I was prompted to turn to Psalm 57:1 in my Bible – I wasn’t sure that I wanted it to come to an end – but He gently nudged me and said, “Look. Listen. Then Obey.”
Psalm 57:1 – “Show me favor, God, show me favor; for in you I have taken refuge. Yes, I will find refuge in the shadow of your wings until the storms have passed. (CJB)
The storm has passed. I have come to realize that it is within the “storms” that I grow more in the Lord. That I have learned to trust in Him more.
Then before I left that restful quiet moment with Him, God spoke words to me that He has never spoken before:
“Arise my little butterfly and fly but remember to always find refuge in the shadows of my wings.”
I have pondered these words for a couple of days – what will my next path look like? Will I find other butterflies along this path? What have I been chosen to do?
I will wait – wait upon the Lord and cherish the coming months up ahead.
This is my official last post on my blog – Rest for Your Soul. It has been fun walking with him and then having the opportunity to share my times that I have spent alone with him – with many from all over the world.
My last song I leave with you is appropriate for this last post: