So today is my birthday- I am 32 years old. I wanted to share today why I named my blog Beaumont Butterfly. I do like butterflies but they are meaningful to me too. When I was about 18 years old, at my Dad's church we had a revival with a couple who operated in the prophetic. The husband would preach then after he and his wife would pray for people and would prophesy over their lives. I remember vividly what they prophesied to me. His wife said that the Lord sees me and that I am like a butterfly. That I was not going to stay who I was, but that I would change and become something greater, just as a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. Well about six years later at a different church a woman came up to me and said, "Whenever I pray for you all I get is butterflies." Then she said, "Do butterflies mean anything to you?" I told her about the prophesy I had received and she said that I was no longer the caterpillar, that I had become that beautiful butterfly.
Just two years ago we went to a concert by Michael Tyrrell. He sang a song called Butterfly. The words to the chorus are:
You are a butterfly
Spread your wings and fly
To the other side where love is waiting
You light up the sky
It's your season to shine
Like a diamond in the dark
Release your freedom
You carry the key
It's your destiny
So now I like butterflies and whenever I see them, I think about what God has said about me-that I am like a butterfly. I have a lot of faults and am not perfect, yet God sees me as a beautiful butterfly.