Would A Butterfly Go Back? By Brenda Drake

 

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2 Corinthians  5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

            I never could understand how a Christian would desire to return to their old life.  I do understand becoming discouraged and looking for some relief from a problem.  God has provided the avenue of prayer to help us go forward not looking back.

Would a Butterfly Go Back?

Would a beautiful butterfly desire to return to the past;
When it crawled slowly, would it desire to go back?
To go back would mean to trade the beautiful for the plain.
To go back it would not the same remain.
Would the cocoon seem inviting or would it desire to fly free?
Would the view be better low and slow or, high and far as the eye can see?
This is a silly question and seems foolish to even ask;
But many are the children of God that are constantly looking back.
They are also very silly for they have changed;
Their very structure has been rearranged.
They are fashioned for perfection and they are born anew.
Why would they desire to go back to their old shoes?
They have a beautiful future filled with good things.
They have a prepared place where they can visit freely with the King.
Why would they grumble and desire to return to sin?
It’s like the beautiful butterfly that feels like a caterpillar again.
Lift up your gaze and fly fast and free.
Lift up your voice and praise your God that died for thee.
When you get discouraged you are wise if remember your new life;
Do not go back, give the problem to be solved to your Lord Jesus Christ.

Ezekiel 11:19-20
And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:  That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Prayer
I am a new creature in Christ, I am so grateful with Your help I am able to fly over the problems of life.

 

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