We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Author Unknown

What would happen in your life today if you let God unleash all the potential He has invested in you? Would you compose an aria that would be sung in opera houses around the world for the next few centuries, or paint a picture Michelangelo would envy, or fashion a sculpture that would dethrone Venus de Milo in the Louvre?

Or maybe you would design a cathedral the likes of Notre Dame or St. Peter's.  Or invent a cure for cancer or Parkinson's disease--maybe you would create some technology that would make the IPad seem like it should be housed in the historical section of the Smithsonian.

Or maybe you would donate a smile to a stranger you meet on the street, or ask a grocery clerk if anyone today has told them Jesus loves them with an everlasting love, or bake a latticed homemade apple pie to take to an elderly neighbor or mow your pastor's lawn, or write a real letter to a political prisoner in a faraway country.

Will we remain caterpillars today or will we let God unleash the beauty that He has invested in each of us?  There are myriad ways God can use each of us to reflect His beauty today.  Would you humbly ask Him how He wants to reveal Himself through you in the next twenty-four hours.  I would love to hear about His incredible workings in your life.

 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
 Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. 
 Psalm 139:14

A very special thank you to my sweet friend, Nava, who sent me one of her latest photos to share with you. Nava is a talented photographer and I am trying to talk her into starting a blog so you can be blessed by her many awesome pictures--most of them, if not all, are of God's creation.


Marydon said…
Her photography is awesome, your write is exquisite.
elizabeth said…
Hi my cross stitching friend! I did a post and photo of a butterfly a few days ago! Your friends photo is AMAZING!

I love hearing about all that God is doing in the guys at Renewal Ranch. Wonderful!

Much love to you :)
Mary B said…
Dianne, again...these words were so timely and appropriate for me! Thank you...I linked to this post today.

Blessings my friend.
Mollye said…
What a great question. I am reading something just like that right now and if we will only ask each day and then truly believe we will be shown and open our eyes and ears for the answers. How different our lives could be. I am going to do it this morning and try not to waste my day. Thank you for sharing.
Anita Johnson said…
Now I have something to think about when I'm weeding today.... (-:
Adoption Mama said…
Pondering....so many days are filled with my precious treasures...children whom I school and love one. This is my season. But, oh, how I could do a hundred times better as a wife and mom.
Debbie said…
I'll be pondering this. To be honest, these days I feel like I will forever be an ugly old caterpillar. I'm not proud of those thoughts, btw. I'm just confessing them. I have been very convicted to confess them to God lately.

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