Dear praying friend,
Thank you for praying for our recent workshops.
I was so encouraged by your responses and shared them with our butterflies. It’s a blessing to know that you join us in praying for the women who are making this commitment for three and half years, to sit at the feet of Jesus to be discipled and to become disciple makers who will and are multiplying!
Butterflies in the most recent workshops have begun reaching women in France, French Caribbean, Japan, Orlando and S. Florida! It is amazing what God is doing! Please continue to pray for the doors God has opened in these areas as our butterflies continue to grow spiritually and to multiply.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have past away, behold all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who lives but Christ in me, and the life I now life in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20),
For you are dead, and your life is now hidden in Christ (Colossians 3:3).
These life changing words from God’s precious Word are the very essence of the Butterfly Story, the sweet yet powerful visual and redemptive analogy God has given us to help women understand the transformation and freedom that takes place when we die to our old life, and allow Jesus to live His life in and through us by His Holy Spirit.
I have not experienced a season in my own life or seen it in others, when the transformed spirit filled life has not involved death, a brokenness which leads to yielding everything of ourselves into God’s trustworthy hands.
Isaiah 62:10 exhorts those of us who have become a new creation to Prepare the way for the people, build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the people.” How often journeying on the highway to heaven, we encounter rocks and stones that hinder our way, many of those stones lodging like boulders in our hearts or minds, blocking our way forward.
Our Butterfly Workshops, fondly called Butterfly Hospital are providing a place where women who are already a new creation can experience the Holy Spirit remove the stones that hinder them from flying in greater faith and power, and equipping and empowering them in His Word to lift up the banner of God’s love for others.
Many of our butterflies are going through trials by fire, and the Holy Spirit revealed some well hidden stones last week – some you can probably identity with – fears, pain, weariness, unbelief, lies, anger, disappointment, confusion, discouragement.
Praise God over our 4 days together the Holy Spirit began removing the stones as our butterflies received His truth, His healing and His renewing. Some of the problems have not gone away but their hearts were renewed and set free to love again, and their wings have been strengthened to trust Him and fly higher.
What our Butterflies are saying about their experience in Butterfly Hospital:
“Put behind you every bible study you’ve ever done and get ready to experience Jesus healing, freedom and transformation. Why does it take 3 years? It takes time. There are so many layers to take off. It can’t be rushed.”
“This is a journey of discovery to live the life God created me for. On the journey you learn about yourself and discover God’s love, not in theory but in a personal real way. Transformation can happen suddenly but it takes time to grow into the transformed person, to be conscious of the transformation and the implications. It’s a long term process.”
“I have learned that to know God is to love God, to love God is to trust God, to trust God is freedom. freedom allows me to serve others unconditionally. In these workshops I have learned more about God and His love for me, which has transformed me and frees me. It’s not just words, I have found that it is true.”
“This is an intimate journey with Jesus, a transformation process and I don’t know how long it will take. Sometimes He is there to encourage, to reveal, to heal, to give revelation and understanding. Bottom line is He is all I need. I need Him so much on this journey in every aspect of my life. I can only have intimacy when I spend time with Him alone and as we encourage each other in personal testimony of our journey with Him.”
What our prayer partners are saying:
“I LOVE butterfly hospital!! What a wonderful name to bring healing and restoration. Praying for you this weekend.”
“I am always so encouraged by the stories of women from around the world who are receiving healing through the ministry of ‘Love Unveiled.’ God is doing a mighty work through your ministry of spiritual multiplication. The butterfly is such a perfect image-as not only does it transform, but it flies over distances to present its beauty to the world.”
“I felt a particular inclination to pray for this team coming in, for their transformation and healing, for their financial burdens, and for the spiritual law of multiplication: one reaps, another sows to continue to produce a mighty harvest.”
Amen! Thank you for praying for me, and for our butterflies as we pray for you. Please continue to pray that the Holy Spirit will empower us daily to multiply His truth, His light and His healing among the broken, the lonely and the lost around the world.
Yours gratefully in His love!