Every week there is a group of ladies that write for 5 minutes. Today I am joining them. The prompt for today is same.
I want to peel off this layer of flesh. It is the layer of flesh that tries to suffocate the Spirit that lives inside me. God’s Spirit and my flesh are at war with each other. Oh to be free , to live totally transformed by the grace of God! I can feel the Spirit working inside of me. I desire and want to live according to the Spirit rather than giving into my flesh. I no longer want to listen to the old patterns of thinking. I want to stop hearing and believing the discouraging lies, that are still inside my head. I want to be transformed into the image of Christ.
My body is like a caterpillar, but inside where no one can see, I have the makings of a butterfly. I want to be that butterfly, to transform into something beautiful.
My life is like a tree that grows, and has only plain green leaves. But through the power of the Spirit, it can burst into a flowering tree with fruit abounding on its branches.
I don’t want to stay the same. I want to transform my mind. I want to act like a butterfly even if I don’t look like one yet. I want to believe that the tree I am becoming will indeed bud and produce fruit.
I want to live in God’s grace daily, instead of listening to the voice of self-condemnation.