Thursday, March 29, 2012


   "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31: 25-26

   Tonight I decided to watch one of my favorite movies...Fireproof! Wow, every time I watch that movie God seems to show me new and different things. While I have never been married, I know that marriage takes work. If it didn't and it was easy, couples would stay married and we would not have a crazy high divorce rate in our nation. God created marriage to last a lifetime.

   While watching Fireproof this time, I was filled with so much joy and excitement about my marriage in the future. I can't wait to marry my best friend someday and let the Lord work through us a couple in mighty ways. But tonight I asked God what I needed to learn this time around. The answer was clear. I need to learn to be a Proverbs 31 Wife in this time of waiting. How wonderful it is that the Lord included a chapter in His word on what the perfect wife looks like!  Thank you Lord for the wonderful explanation! While I am not married or engaged, I know that I can work on these things even now preparing myself even more for my husband someday! I have so much to work on and sometimes it seems like a daunting task that is not achievable. But then I remember who my creator is and how mighty and powerful He is. I know that I will never be a perfect wife, but I do know that I will seek the Lord all the days of my life and He will mold me and shape me. I encourage those who are not married yet to begin to pray for your future spouse even now! While you might not even know them yet, what a blessing it will be to them someday when you tell them you prayed for them even before you knew them! I was challenged with this in 7th grade and began praying for my future husband right then and there. Through the years I have written him letters telling him how much I can't wait to meet him and begin our life together. I can't wait to give these letters to him on our wedding day!

Thank you Father for the beautiful thing called marriage that you created! Thank you for showing us in your word how we as women are suppose to treat our husbands and for showing the men how to lead and love thier wife. Lord, your love is the ultimate example. Let us model our love after yours. Amen.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


   "And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love." 2 John 6

   Love has been something that God has really been placing on my heart lately. Back in the fall, the Lord really convicted me that I need to love more like He does. So, I memorized the "Love Chapter" (1 Corinthians 13) and God has shown me so many things through that. Our human nature is one of selfishness and self-centeredness, but God calls His people to love like He does. Now I realize that we will never be able to fully comprehend His love on this side of earth, but I do believe that we can always learn more about His love through His word and through prayer. But what does it look like to love like God does? I think this verse tells us perfectly! If we walk in His way and obey him, we are loving Him! And when we love Him, we can show that love to this lost and hurting world.

   I always think of big red hearts when I think of the word love, which now makes me think of my own heart beating normally (again) inside of me. January was a scary month for me as I faced the fact that I needed heart surgery and then having the heart surgery 2 days before my 20th birthday. After a post-op appointment with my cardiologist this week, I just have to smile :) My God is bigger than anything I have faced or will faced! He has gone before me and made a way, even when I have little faith. My condition was serious 2 months ago and the surgery was not guaranteed to work. But I serve a mighty God who gave the doctor steady hands and allowed everything to work out perfectly! My God loves me more than I will ever be able to comprehend and He holds my hand every step of the journey.

   How have you seen God's love at work lately? It's all around us, all we have to do is open our eyes to see it.


Monday, March 12, 2012

His Path is Always the Best

   "In this way, let your light shine before all the world that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven." Matthew 5:16

   The Lord has done so many amazing things in my 20 years of life and I have felt lead to share some of these things. This blog is intended for the Lord's Glory. It is a simple way to share the amazing things the Lord is doing and has done in my life. For sometime now, I have felt the Lord telling me to share these wonderful things. I was so unsure of how to do it, though. Did he want me to write them down in a book form? Speak more about them? I wasn't sure until Saturday night while at a bridal shower for a sweet friend who I grew up with. As we were catching up, she told me that I should start a blog! I felt like it was an aswer to prayers and something I could not say no to! I pray that these posts are encouraging to all on their walk with the Lord.

   I can't wait to see what the Lord does through this blog!