Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Guy to Complete Me?

So I got a new book called Sacred Singleness by Leslie Ludy. I love books about being single and waiting for the one. Well this one has really stirred me up! It's focused on during the time of singleness and getting in a deeper walk with God and falling in love with Him! Now I know how it feels to long for a godly guy to come and sweep me off my feet and carry me away to happily ever after. But you know what I don't need to wait for my "happily ever after" I can have it right now with Jesus! He can become my Prince Charming and the Lover of My Heart. I know that we girls tend to put our life on hold and say "Oh if I had a husband then I can really start living" But you know what there is a Love that will always keep you living if you will just let it! Now I am not saying don't ever get married or that you can't date. But to let God write your love story and let the time of singleness be a chapter (might be a few chapters for some of us lol) We don't need
a guy to complete us! We need the Husband of our souls! He can reach down into the deepest places of our heart that no human being can ever touch!

And to know the LOVE OF CHRIST which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the FULNESS OF GOD!
(Ephesians 3:18)

For he satisfieth the longing soul and filled the hungry soul with goodness (Psalm 107:9)

Oh Hallelujah to be filled with the most high God!! How amazing is that?? That those lonely nights when you could be out with some guy (boy do I have them) they can be offered up to God to be filled with his Awesome Love!

A good point in the book was that it's good to have a desire to be married! There is nothing wrong with that but don't let the desire have you! But to put your full focus on Jesus! God will bring you someone but while you are waiting to give your heart to the Ultimate Hero! Come on he died to save our very soul! How great is that? Our Prince who came down from heaven to become a servant all for Love sakes. Wow!! This time of singleness can be miserable or it can be used for God's glory and to get to know the Prince of our heart!

And to answer my question "A Guy to Complete Me?"
"And ye are COMPLETE in HIM, which is the head of all principality and power" (Colossians 2:10)

~Tiffany's iPhone~

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Partying is Life?

We made it safely to my grandma's house. There is lots and lots of snow. Snow is very scarce were I live, but I guess if I had snow all the time it would be boring. My cousin Jay came over and we had a snowball fight and he built and snow fort. I watched..what else is a southern girl suppose to do when it comes to snow forts. Anyways he made fun of how I talked and tried to teach me to say "pile" Here is how I say it "pyul" He was like it's "pi" "le". It was a losing battle. At least I won one! :)

My cousin Jay is a Unitarian meaning they really don't believe in Jesus. It's really sad because I love my family up here so bad and I wish they would see the truth. Jay asked me tonight what I did for fun. I told him reading, going to the library, and going to church. He kidded around with me saying I didn't have a life. I get this a lot from people. I came to realize that I may not have a life but I have the LIFE in me! It says in Colossians "For ye are dead and your LIFE is hid with Christ in God"

Whenever me and my cousin were discussing "having a life" I said " well at least I am not partying." I know it is not in myself! I know it's only been through Jesus who has kept me! For I am a sinner saved by grace and by his precious blood. Later on tonight I was thinking about my friend Michael at school. He is the partying type and he has kidded me about having no life. I began to think there is no life in drinking and getting high and fulfilling all the lust you can. Where is life in that? There isn't! Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE!" So whenever somebody tells you that you don't have a life tell them that you have THE LIFE in you!!

"I don't need no dope, I don't need no smoke!
I don't need no whiskey, gin, or wine!
No cocaine or any other thing!
Jesus is my Naturual Royal High!!!"
(song we sing at church)

~Tiffany's iPhone~

Friday, December 18, 2009

Portrait of Love

I think I can blog from my I'm gonna try.

So I was at the library today looking for some books for mom and me to read on our trip. I love to read Christian romance but sometimes it just gets on my nerves the way some are written. I'm like that doesn't happen in reality. I wish there was good wholesome stories out there. I was thinking maybe I should write my own. Not a sappy "can't live without you" kind of book. But a love story where there is purity and high standards. Sometimes we all have this portrait of love in our heads, holding hands and kissing and oh the feelings. But love is just not a feeling it is selfless, giving, patient, kind, and all what says in 1 Corinthians 13. I guess I am just tired of the same old love stories that seem to repeat and repeat. I mean there is nothing wrong with Christian romance it's just there needs to be a book like I mentioned earlier. I don't know maybe it's just me. Oh well just some of my thoughts.

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Lead Me Higher

I thought my last post would be the last. But I was at the Library and I decided to write about last night's revival. It was so wonderful! God was really speaking to my heart. Last week I had this one verse on my heart "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit saith the Lord." Last night the preacher while he was preaching said this verse. I was like "Wow!" Then before church I had this other verse it was "Lead me to the Rock that is Higher than I." His preaching was about going up higher in God. But that when we get there, we are going to have to fight more but through Jesus we could get through the difficulties. Bro. Ray (the preacher) was also talking about how we need Spirtual education from God himself. Because that is what is going to keep us in these last days. Last night's word was just so wonderful and was speaking so greatly! I can't wait for what God has in store tonight!

Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I
Lead me there so I can fight
Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I
For I have no might

Friday, December 4, 2009

Love: True Love

So wow..its really DECEMBER!!! Is it already time for Christmas? lol What a random way to start a blog post..oh well. So the other day I bought "I Kissed Dating Goodbye". Omw it is one of the most awesome books about purity and waiting and pursing that intimate oneness with Jesus. I wish I hadn't spent so much time pitying myself over being so single and mulling over it. But I can make a change. Well Jesus will make the change. I just have to surrender myself, my whole self. Not just a thought or minute or hour. But my whole heart, my whole mind, my whole soul, my whole being. In "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" Josh Harris talks about how we have this picture of romance in our heads, kissing and falling into each other's arms. And then God says look at this picture of love and its His son hanging on a cross. God has really been talking to my heart through these books and especially His Word. Jesus was true love. I told the Lord the other day that I was so thankful for His mercy on this stubborn thickheaded girl. Jesus is so WONDERFUL GOOD!! :) I know I haven't reached even close to the middle where I need to be. But Jesus shall guide me. He is patient and kind. Our picture of Love is so degrading and worthless compared to His love. We are so selfish and always wanting "What is in it for Me?" of " I gotta get all I can get!" But you know what instead of being selfish for this flesh and trying to find fullfillment everywhere. We should pursue Jesus!!! He won't reject us! He will return his love back. More love than we could ever imagine. We also have to keep in mind that Love is not just butterfly heady feeling but all what it says in 1 Corinthians 13!

Wow I've written a lot. It was just something flowing out of my heart I had to to get out! :)