Friday, February 17, 2012

Waiting For You, Darling

Has anyone read I Kissed Dating Goodbye? Great book. But I must say it took a while to sink into my head and for me to really see what Joshua Harris was talking about when he wrote it. But now that I see…wow :). I’ve recently realized how utterly beautiful it is to wait for your future spouse. To go ahead and “kiss dating goodbye” and trust in God to show you the perfect spouse at just the right time. At my age there’s no need to worry about searching for a boyfriend anyway…God gave us the teen/single years for a reason and we should be using them to glorify Him and use them to grow in our faith and trust in Him.

So I decided I wanted to find verses that have to do with trusting God, being patient, waiting…

“Love is patient and kind; does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

We can use these teen/single years God has given us to pray for our future spouse. I have decided to trust God in finding my future spouse for me. I know God will find the perfect man for me…I ask Him often to prepare me for my future husband and to prepare my future husband for me. I also pray that he will be a polymog…

Pure
Obedient
Loving
Young
Man
Of
God

…polymog :)

I know that if I marry one day it would be God’s will for me to marry a man who loves God with all of his heart, and a man who is pure and obedient to Him.

Some more verses…

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:7

I give it to God, trust Him, and He will take care of it.

“The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied.” Proverbs 19:23

Now, I’ll admit I’ve got some pretty high standards for my future husband. And I know that the man God has picked out for me is far better than any man I could pick out. I’m looking forward to meeting him one day :).

You might wonder how you can not date and still find your future husband. That’s where, once again, trust comes in. I know that God will show me who He’s got picked for me in His perfect timing. I’m not sure how it will all work out…but God does, and He’s all who needs to know.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s wrong to date. God never said that. I wanted to share with y’all how God has shown me how beautiful it is to trust Him, wait on Him, and to know He will bless me in the end with the right spouse…if it’s His will for me to marry.

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:7


Join me today in praying for your future “darling”.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

*all italics in Bible verses are mine.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Love Day… :)

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Give glory to God.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Give glory to God.

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
Jesus has a great love for us…so much so He was willing to die for us. The Creator of the universe died for us, filthy sinners. Jesus, perfect and holy, died for us, helpless and undeserving sinners. The Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (see Isaiah 9:6) died for us.

What amazing love.

Give glory to God.

“They lift up their voices, they sing for joy; over the majesty of the Lord they shout from the west. Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord; in the coastlands of the sea, give glory to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise, of glory to the Righteous One".” Isaiah 24:14-16.

Give glory to God.


Happy love day, everyone!

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my little valentine heart :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Live Like That

Sometimes I think
What will people say of me
When I'm only just a memory
When I'm home where my soul belongs
Was I love
When no one else would show up
Was I Jesus to the least of us
Was my worship more than just a song


(Chorus)
I want to live like that
And give it all I have
So that everything I say and do
Points to You
If love is who I am
Then this is where I'll stand
Recklessly abandoned
Never holding back
I want to live like that
I want to live like that


Am I proof
That You are who you say You are
That grace can really change a heart
Do I live like Your love is true
People pass
And even if they don't know my name
Is there evidence that I've been changed
When they see me, do they see You

I want to show the world the love You gave for me
I'm longing for the world to know the glory of the King


Have you ever had any of those same questions? Do you ever wonder what people will say of you when you are “home where my soul belongs”? Do you ever wonder if you were Jesus to the least of us? Do you live like God’s love is true? Is there evidence that you’ve been changed?

I’m not always living the way I should…I’m far from perfect and it shows every single day.
This song has really stuck out to me recently. I want to give all I have to God. I want everything I do to point to God. I want to never hold back from Him.

I recently finished reading Kisses from Katie. In the book she talked about how every day she would tell God she’s available to Him. That He could use her in any way He wanted with whoever He wanted. I’ve started praying that myself…and adding that I would obey God. A lot of times I might feel a little nudge to go serve that person, to talk to the visitor…but I give excuses and I don’t do it. And now I wonder what things would have been like if I actually did do what I knew I should have. I think honestly if I responded and obeyed every time I felt that “nudge” my life would be so different!

I know I’ll fail…a lot…I may never get much better at responding to the “nudge”…but hopefully just writing this all out to my bloggy friends will sink it in my mind better. Maybe I’ll get more of a guilty feeling when I start giving my excuses and start obeying…. ;).