Thursday, March 8, 2012

Love keeps no records of wrongs

I just praise God everyday for the man He gave me to have and to hold. And everyday Leon does something that is a reminder of why I married this sweet man. Whether it's something romantic sweet, spiritual, or just so darn funny.  Yesterday for example. Leon was with me as I do my Sunday shopping.. Now I'll have you know that I am usually under the food budget, but today I was four dollars over. I honestly felt so discouraged as a wife because I didn't keep to the budget as I try so hard to do.. And as the cashier was making fun of my carelessness Leon replied "It's okay, because I don't love my wife based on her actions...My emotional status went from being discouraged to loved immediately.. How blessed am I to have a husband that doesn't love me for my actions! It takes a huge load off my chest.. In two months of marriage we have learned so much about each other. We have discovered each others pet peeves, and have even had a few disagreements. But in those two months of marriage along with premarital counseling. God has shown us and taught us how to love each other and to honor one another.  And God has given us the true definition of love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.
This is what love really is.. It's not something that can just happen in a day or even a million years.. But this kind of love is only something God can give!  This kind of love doesn't come and goes as it pleases, but it lasts forever. 

 Leon and I don't love each other because of our actions, or looks, or talent's, or even fashion. We love each other because Jesus first loved us and taught us how to love one another..And yes, This love never fails.

Love is a shelter in a raging storm;
Love is a peace in a middle of a war, 
and if we try to leave may God send angels to guard the door.
No, love is not a fight, but is something worth fighting for.

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My kinda date!

Leon took me on a date to Panera bread after church! I loved it!
Then we went on a walk to spend quality time together!
Mr. Riley looking all handsome after Church!

He just can't take take his hands of me!

I may take part in that!

I just love him to pieces!!!!

Leon saw something in the water and was determined to get it! I think he was personally just trying to impress me =)

I love spending time with this man of mine! God defiantly knew what he was doing when he gave Him to me!
I just love him so much! A lovely trip to Panera bread and a walk afterwards with my best friend is my kinda date!

Love story.

I waited for you love and your here in my arms.
They told me to date others but that would only do me harm.
I guess I just didn't understand the whole looking process for the right man.
When I already knew God had him in His hand. I guess they didn't understand the one I needed to be my beloved man. You see the man I had prayed for is not like the men I have seen. For these men I have seen would not love me for who I am in God but what I could do to satisfy their own heart and desire. I hated that because it just wasn't right! A man not after Gods own heart is not a man at all but he was a boy from the start. That's what this world is full of a bunch of boys and a waste of time. But Jesus knew that I needed something different. A man I could call mine. I wanted a man who had traits from my God I love. kindness,forgiveness,honesty and compassion. People make fun of me and say I'm old fashioned. But I know what I have. I waited and I am blessed. I not only have a man after Gods own heart and a holy man I love dearly. But my God whom I love so much and He's writing our love story!

My Holy Hunk

I watch you every chance I get and baby you inspire me!
Come dance in the rain with me.
Lets dance to every drop of rain
Two young people in love.
That's one thing that will remain.
For I never thought a man could catch my eye like you do each day.
A young man seeking God with all His heart.
I guess that's how you found me.
I have always wanted to see my beloved Christ in the man that is my to be.
I always knew you were my "holy honey". I just didn't know when or how?
See, some other ladies had eyes on you too and I thought they better watch out.
But I didn't realize til the day it happened.
That once I let go of you was the day you started to pursue.
I love everything about you honey.
How you do everything with your best ability.
And how your a true man of God!
you are not just any body you are my "holy honey"

Desires of my heart.

Father, I want to tell you about this man you are giving to me. He is a man like no other. When I see him he looks like an angel. Bright in shining armor. Loyal,humble,kind and true. Lord every time I see him it makes me think of You! I see Your Spirit in Him and the man you desire him to be. And I praise You Father because You desire him to have a life with me. I think of you when I see Him Jesus, because of Your promise I knew you would keep. That if I wait on You Jesus my desires you'll give. And Father I will trust You for as long as I live! At first I wasn't sure what I wanted til You have shown him to me in the garden. I want to marry someone who loves You! And that was when You showed me who I was to pursue. I saw a tall,handsome man with eyes so dreamy.And You said this is the man you are to marry. But remember my sweet daughter, to pursue me first always. Because I can tell you where to go from here. To trust me always and lean not on your own understanding or his. Encourage this man I have given to you but remember he isn't Me. For I am putting you both together for My ministry and I can't wait for you to see.

I love you.

There is so many things I want to say and do, to demonstrate my love for you!
Is there actually one word that has all my thoughts in one? No one could find none.
For you are a rare man indeed, and the second my eyes we're upon you I could see, that this is a man of God, and he has nothing to hide. So gentle,humble,kind and true.
No man on this earth Mr. Riley could compare to you. Listen to these words sir, for they are very true. Jesus is the only One that I love more than you. Take you're time to get to know me beloved, and much more after that. I have so many things to show you my love, so take thy hand in mine and I will show you the way. I keep trying to find the words. There is just so much I want to say. "I love you sweetheart" There is no other way.

My kiss was meant for you!

It was all worth saving my special kiss for you! You are a prince well deserving of such a kiss from a princess! For you are nothing like "prince Peacock" Who was so strong but full of himself and would have had no appreciation for my kiss, or "Prince Romance" Who tried to win my heart through roses and romance. Who would soon lose interest in my kiss, and "Prince Treasure chest" Who promised me expensive clothing, jewels, and has promised me the best of everything, if I gave him my kiss. But with all these riches he does not need my kiss for it would not be special to him. And with all these "princes who tried taking your place, I noticed you from afar. Who didn't try to impress me with your muscles,riches,or romance but you showed the love of God. You have the greatest treasure than all these men I knew, for you have the love of Christ living within you. And that's how I knew my kiss is right for you.

Middle of a storm.

the rain is falling fast and blue.
The puddles on the ground are in my sight.
We dance in the rain on a wonderful,beautiful stormy night.
It must be a sight as you grab my hand and twirl me away.
There is no other place. In your arms I want to stay.
Dancing in the rain is so much fun with you.
I treasure this friendship I have with you.
No need for violin's or piano's. For the sound of falling water is all we need for a beat.
The heavy falling water with a light breeze.
And a song comes from the moving trees.
As every lightening strikes I think of you. 
Come my prince the weather is perfect for a dance with you.
I swirl for you in my black dress.
 Even though, I feel like a mess.
And we dance like no one is watching.
For there is a special place for you in my arm's in the middle of a storm.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dearest Lady In Waiting,

I have desired to write this to you for some time now.
I've seen so many of you hurt and lonely.  Longing for a love that is true and real.
Longing for someone who will dance with you in the rain, and comfort and hold you when you need to be.
Today seemed like it was finally the time. I hope that you'll hear me out.  

Many thoughts I had in my single years were "Oh, how I can't wait until the day I meet my prince Charming"  I have often wondered what he looked like, whether or not he plays guitar,  and how deep our love will be for each other!  I had no idea what he looked like, but I would have an image of him in my mind and imagine us walking on the beach together side by side.. And I Sighed and cried over those sappy love movies and I would just get restless. I wanted a man to appreciate and love me.  I was an over the top lady in waiting.. More like "Lady in desperation!

Putting so much of my thoughts in romance, I kind of lost patience in waiting.. All of my fellow waiting partners ditched me because they had boyfriends and dates. I grew tired and because of my restlessness I decided to participate in dating websites.. (Not recommended )  It was so impersonal in my experience. I had men randomly write me and tell me how beautiful I was, and I just had an unpleasant feeling inside with each letter I received. I quickly deleted my account.   I was around eight teen  and a pity party was thrown for myself and the only population there was, was me and my tears..  Growing  old and alone was honestly my biggest fear at the moment!                   
I thought married people thought I was a child because I wasn't married or had a boy friend and unfortunately some adults even treated me that way.  But my whole outlook on single life changed after I read this book called  "Lady in waiting"  by Donna L. Mihura. And in this book I came across this very much encouraging poem called "The single gift" And I would like to share it with you today.

"The Single Gift"

How blessed you are, you single one,
Don't talk of care and woes.
You've got too much to be thankful for,
Oh what, you'd like to know.

It's no mistake, no misdirection
Of God's perfect plan
That you've not found your special lady
Or you, that certain man.

God loves you so and has much more
To give then you've ever received.
That He's giving His best to you right now,
You really must believe.

His best is Himself, do you have it in full
Or only a bit on the side?
No man can meet your needs like God,
Nor can a lovely bride.

If your life's not complete, you know that Jesus is
And your life He will fill
If you'll only put Him first each day
And live to do His will.

He's gifted you for undistracted
Devotion to the Lord.
There should be nothing that can interfere
With Him and prayer and the Word.

Unless you let down the guard of your heart
And let others take His place,
Then you'll lack joy and peace and hope
And not experience His grace.

So give your heart right back to God,
Let Him keep it safe for you.
And when it's better then His best,
He'll make your one into two.

I must say I was quite blown after reading this! I prayed for God to use me in every situation and I thanked Him for every blessing.. And that day singleness became one of them. So I completely desired to dedicate my single years to Jesus. I fully gave my heart to God and trusted Him to do the rest. Of course I still desired a husband but Jesus has given me a love that no other man could replace.. So, I was no longer a lady in waiting. I was a lady in love, a lady in patience. I have made a commitment to only be involved with one man, and to not play these useless dating games the world finds important. I made the commitment to only date one man and to marry one man.. Yes, I found interests in some men but I would not date them unless I was one hundred percent sure this man was mine. Some would think that was crazy.. But I am very glad that I did it! because I only have romantic memories with one man. And yes, men came in disguise and tried to step in as my man to be.. But God always gave me every warning saying  "This man would not  take your heart seriously and would not cherish you.. Until one day when I was walking I noticed a very handsome man working for the church... I honestly couldn't help but pursue him because I could just feel the love for God he had in his heart.. And as weeks went by, God has revealed to me in so many ways that this man was the one for me... And it wasn't before long when this gentleman came to my father and received permission to take his daughter out for her first date!

                 lately, you have been on my heart and I just to tell you that I know how you feel, because I've been there.
            May I encourage you today? 
I'm not asking you to do what I did.. Because each one of us are called to do different things.  But I am asking you to be wise with your singleness and to see all the blessings there is in being single.. Be captivated in the love of Jesus. Let Him have your heart, every dream and desire. Because He wants to give you His best. You just have to wait on His perfect timing.
Please, please-- don't settle for the worlds silly dating games but trust God that He already has someone for you that will cherish you. And  when the man that God has for you arrives, continue to keep Jesus #1, always.  Because though the man God has for you is perfect for you, doesn't mean he's perfect as a human.. None of us are perfect. And as one of my favorite authors whom I admire not only as a writer but as a wife as well  Ruth Bell Graham says :
“It is a foolish woman who expects her husband to be to her that which only Jesus Christ Himself can be: always ready to forgive, totally understanding, unendingly patient, invariably tender and loving, unfailing in every area, anticipating every need, and making more than adequate provision. Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain”

As a married woman, I am  not looking down at you, or thinking you are a looser because you are not married yet. In fact, I admire and encourage you as day by day, you're waiting for God's best! And that my love should be treasured!

If you've made mistakes in the past, it is never too late to start over.. God is so amazing and full of love and grace and He can wash over you and make  you pure again.. It doesn't matter how many mistakes you've made God is always willing to forgive and make you whole again in righteousness.. He is the God of second chances. And if you are still waiting... Be patient...The world may tell you it's not worth it, it's too risky.. And that you should test the car before you buy it.. But trust me, You don't need a test drive because God works everything  together for His good!
        And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Don't settle for anything that is not God's best.... Because that's exactly what He wants to give you.. Please, be patient and you will not regret it!

I write to you today because I want you to enjoy this life of singleness and to not let opportunities and blessings pass you by!  And I also don't want you to get hurt or harmed by these useless dating games or men that take advantage of priceless rubies. Why? Because I love you! Praying for you ladies and I hope your day is blessed.
                                            Happy Monday Ladies!!