Grab a cup of coffee or tea if you’re like me and have a seat cause I just want to share something significant with you today.. Just lady to lady.. To let you in the world of Tanisha for a few minutes.. Alrighty then let’s start!
There has been more than a handful of moments in my life where I needed that extra ounce of hope, encouragement, joy, love, or reassurance that everything was going to be ok.. (Because sometimes life has tough spots!) and in those moments I did what I knew to do..I cried out to Papa. Every single time, out of no where, a white butterfly would make its presentation in my view..it would dance around me for a bit and then flutter off. (😍) Now I know this may seem odd but I would cry, (yes, every time it happened) because I felt the intentionality of Papa’s heart for me in that instant. And everything I needed washed over me..
Now, these moments have continued to pop up in the various seasons of my beautiful life and I have begun to call them Kisses. Because I fully believe that’s what they are.
Kisses from Heaven.
You know that, “Stop and smell the roses..” saying?
it’s supposed to get us to.. well, stop and smell the roses.. instead of being absorbed by the million other things that tug at our attention during our daily lives. To take a moment and breathe. Right? Well although that’s true and great advice, to me its been given a whole new meaning..
Stop and smell the roses. To encounter the beauty they hold, the fragrance they leak, and the reason they exist in the first place.. to come into greater awareness of just how much our Creator loves us. Doesn’t it look more like a kiss to you now? I mean how romantic is that?! 😍
Roses have become cliché thanks to the use of them mostly being apology aids for our beloved men species..( sorry guys start asking the Holy Spirit for creativity in that area😄) But clear all that out to revive the purity in them.. It doesn’t just stop at roses anyway..
Roses, daisies, tulips, lilies, snapdragons, sunflowers, dandelions, autumn leaves (especially the heart shaped ones), twinkling stars, the first rain, the first snow, morning dew, sunrises, sunsets, ocean waves caressing the shore, the way the sun rays peek through anything they please, the wind as it wraps all around you.. Etc. It all reveals His glory..
Now before you think I’m getting all new agey and “one with the earth” on you, read the truth behind it..
“Ever since the creation of the world His eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things He has made. So they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20
Isn’t this amazing?!? Part of His divine nature is being a LOVER!
“So Tanisha.. What are you saying?”
Thank you for asking..hah ( I will get all over the place often so try to stay with me 😄 )
I’m saying don’t miss the kisses.
Open your beautiful eyes and catch them.
(The kisses He sends you may not look like mine but they’re there I promise!)
Every time that white butterfly flutters by I imagine Papa blowing a kiss to me and that kiss taking off as that butterfly. And hence, “White Butterfly Kisses.”
Haha I can’t contain my heart even thinking about it! 💓
Ladies, I know the dreadfully misnamed “cuddle season” is approaching and all.. and some of you may be in your glorious single season (by the way, you better embrace it now lovely you only get one..and in a righteous way don’t be gettin cray-zy hah 😉) but, don’t think for a moment that you’re forgotten or give access to the lies of the ” I need a relationship” syndrome to entice you to “act now!” to get into a temporary thing. Allow the LOVER of your soul to love you! To romance you. To reveal just how much He wants you to be showered with His splendor. PERMANENTLY. Because you’re worth it to Him.
He can love you more in a moment, than any one could in a lifetime..😊 (if that didn’t make you feel all warm inside read it over!)
So amazing one, go take a walk.. quiet your mind.. be all there.. listen.. look.. take it all in. Oh, The kisses! 💗 I shall exit in song…
“… And heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss.. And my heart turns violently inside of my chest.. I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the wayyyy… HE LOVES US..” (How He Loves Us- Kim Walker Smith) 😌
Tanisha Poni 💜