Saturday, October 29, 2011

Is God Writing Your Love Story?

Have any of you ever read the book. "When God Writes Your Love Story" by Leslie Ludy? If not, I encourage you to! With that said, I want to talk about the theme of the book. The books purpose as a whole is to help you realize that God has a plan and that He wants to write your love story. Are you willing to let Him? Do you think He will do an ok job or would you be better at it?

Sweet girls, I'm here to encourage you.... I was reading through my journal the other day and I was an underlying prayer within the whole thing. That prayer was that if the guy of my affections at that moment was not the one God had chosen for me that He would simply just take him away. Not out of my life, but out of my focus. The other part of the prayer was that when the one God has chosen does come along that He will not let me question whether he is the one or not. He will stick around and I will know that He is the one! I honestly hadn't really realized how often I had prayed that prayer, but looking back it had been quite often. Girls, there are tons of guys and some are decent guys, but i challenge you to not just settle for a "Good" guy, but to wait for the "One". I have full confidence that it will be worth it!

If you had to describe your love story and view of guys in a prayer what would it look like? Would it be an "I trust you God, but.....", "I will follow you where ever, doing whatever, and to whomever God" , or "I can just straight up do this on my own."? Think about it... It is easy to say that you are letting God write your love story, but if you are dating guys who He wouldn't choose for you to date or giving bits of your heart to guys who are not the "One" then it is as if you are letting Him write your story, but every once in a while you steal the pen back and write a few chapters of your own.

I'm not sure about you, but if someone asked me to write a story for them and then they kept taking the pen and changing what i was writing or adding on to it I would get pretty upset and very tired of it. The beautiful thing about God though is that He is willing to take the pen back no matter how many times you have taken it away. I remember in my own life I would take the pen away and then when I realized it, which normally meant I had been hurt He was ever so faithful to gently take the pen back and make my mistakes into a wonderful love story. He is still working on it and I have no idea what the end result will be, although I have confidence that He has a perfect plan!

It reminds me of a few verses...

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Praying for you as you let God write your love story!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Because I care....

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Prince has come and his name is Daddy!

Hey gals! Have any of you seen the new movie Courageous? If not, I highly recommend that you do! It’s an amazing movie. Before I begin sharing what God has laid on my heart I want to say that I understand many of you do not have good fathers. They are not eh “Prince” type or anything close to that. Some of you may not even know who your father is. I understand that. My heart breaks for you…. Some of us have amazing fathers. Are you one of those girls? You could only dream of marrying a man like your father. No matter where you come from hopefully you can relate in some way.

We talked about submission a couple of post back and I made it clear how I find it comforting to submit to my father. I trust him and rely on him often. This is not the way many girls view submission. Some see it as a bad thing, a struggle, and they just honestly rather not do it. God calls you to obey your parents. Can we be real here? You may to their face honor them (Some do not even do that, but lets hope you do.), but what is your attitude towards them when you are not looking, when you are hanging out with your friends, or just in your thoughts. Do you value your father’s opinion? We have all at sometime thought that we knew better than our parents. It’s true isn’t it. How did it end up? Girls, I’m here to be real with you…. You are not smarter than your parents. You do not know what’s better for you. There is no reason to “Hide” things from them. If you cannot talk, touch, or look at that guy the way you do in front of your dad then you shouldn’t be doing it. It’s that simple. If your dad doesn’t like the guy no matter how head over heals you are for him you according to the Bible you are called to respect your dad and obey his wishes. I’m not saying it is easy, but I am saying that it is what you are called to do. You may be closer to your mom than your dad and that is fine, but babe the bottom line is if you cannot respect your father now you will have a hard time respecting your husband one day.  You may be thinking….yada yada yada but this is real. One day you will realize that you could have missed lots of heart ache and pain if you would have just listened to your dad.

With all that said though…. Let your father be your prince! You may want a husband so bad that it physically hurts. I hear ya… I want one too! The thing is though until God brings your Prince dance with your daddy! Let him protect, comfort, and guide you. It is what you are called to do!

If you do not have a father once again, my heart breaks for you… Babe,  I’m…. Im just sorry. The things is though if you have accepted Christ as your Savior you do have a father. A perfect one at that! One who loves you and cares about you more than you will ever know! Cultivate your relationship with your Heavenly Father… You will never regret it!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Quote of the day!

"My prince has already come and his name is Daddy!" ~Movie Courageous

I HIGHLY encourage you to go see the movie!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011