My Grace-Full Life

6.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Butterflies & Change

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am terrified of butterflies.
Anyone who knows me personally, who is reading, may wonder, “Who is this and what have they done to Denise? She would never intentionally pick a butterfly picture to illustrate her Prayer Prompt!”
But it is me and yes, I chose it for a reason, though it was difficult to look through the inventory of butterfly images.
But moving on to my point – my fear aside, butterflies are a great illustration of the change that God can work in our hearts and lives.
Ezekiel 36:26 says, “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
God has the power to move mountains (Mark 11:23).
Nothing is impossible for Him (Matthew 19:26).
So a stubborn heart is no match for the power of God!
Look at the miracle He worked in Paul’s heart!
This former zealot who was determined to eradicate those who proclaimed the Gospel would later become the Gospel’s greatest champion (aside from Jesus, of course)!
If you allow Him to work in your life – expect miraculous change.
Like the butterfly, you can expect to emerge from the cocoon of your sinful nature and be born a new creature.
Today, as you pray, ask God to work on your heart.
Ask Him to remove any stubborn resistance from your heart, and mold you into the person He wants you to be.
And if there’s someone you’re praying for – someone you pray will find Jesus and experience the new life of a Christian – keep praying.
Don’t be discouraged.
God hears your prayers.
James 5:16b says, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” Trust in His timing.

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