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Butterfly Kisses by shock777 Butterfly Kisses by shock777
This picture is based off of an experience I had at Bethel Church one night about 3 months ago.

I was in the pre-prayer room, and feeling depressed. I sat down to the side as others walked around the room, praying over the service that was going to start in about an hour. I sighed, depressed over many things...Life had gotten really hard at that time, and I was very upset.

A woman approached me and introduced herself to me. She sat down next to me and told me that she had this feeling she should prophecy over me. So she held my hands and began to pray. I started crying, as I often do during prayer, and she told me many wonderful things about what God thought about me. However, I was still having my doubts. I wondered if God was even there in that moment.

I had my eyes shut, and suddenly I began to see flickering lights in my eyes. These lights formed into beautiful, deep-blue sparkling butterflies. This image flashed in my head for a millisecond it seemed. Just as I was about to think, "Wow, That's beautiful!" The woman out-loud said to me,

"I see Jesus smothering you in Butterfly Kisses."

I began to laugh and cry-as I melted under the weight of God's love towards me. It was amazing how God confirmed what I was seeing and hearing in my mind.

With this picture, I wanted to remind people that God loves them with an intimate love. A love we sometimes cannot understand, but a love that passes through every level of shame, guilt, and fear we may have. He loves us on the level we're at, too. I am a person who is in need of a lot of grace, patience, and affection. For whatever reason God has, he likes to show me images and what Romantic images these are! They are precious and dear to my heart...I mean, BUTTERFLY KISSES?!? That's about as intimate as one can get. :) For you, it may be different. He knows what you need. Whether it's images in your mind, overwhelming joy, or bringing you to His chest to cry your eyes out-God knows what you need, when you need it! It may look different than how I experience him or how anyone else experiences him, but He is meant to be experienced!! :)

God will love you where you're at. But I challenge you to come out of your comfort zone, and ask Him to reveal to you what he LOVES about you! He loves you through and through and I know that if he wants to kiss me with butterflies, he wants to do that with you too! :)

God Bless!! :)
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Mossheart45 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer...
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DigidestinedofTrust Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I love that song!
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Mossheart45 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really?! That's so cool! It really is such a special song to me, I've been listening to it since I could first start to remember.
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DigidestinedofTrust Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Yes indeedy! Can't remember when I first heard it, but I remember hearing it a lot when we would go to the bread store or when my dad was taking us to get our hair cuts. I think it's Stephen Curtis Chapman, either him or Steve Green, but anyways that song has always stuck out to me in one way or another. I could see myself singing it at my sisters wedding one day (which won't be for a long time hopefully, lol!) or my daughters if I ever have one.
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Mossheart45 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's all very fine and dandy, I hope it all works out and that small dream is realized to sing at your sister's or future daughter's wedding! By the way, the singer of Butterfly Kisses is Bob Carlisse.
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BJbear2001 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
God has truly blessed you! Thank you for sharing the story!
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Ninawitchgrl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow how beautiful Shock.  :aww: great to see how the Lord is showing you His love and I have felt His love through my family in home and my Family in Christ at school.  :)
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FCU777 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
0-0 OH. MY. GOSH. :faint: 

Oscar announcer: And the award for best illustrating anime art; and ladies and gentlemen this is no ordinary art. The award goes to, :iconshock777: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: 

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*gets up*

Oh and if that was on a musical, I'll grab myself a ticket, and some popcorn and watch that. Its beautiful!
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shock777 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you ;u;!!!
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Beautiful :')
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