To My Lovely

  
  Hello love! 

  It’s been a long while since I wrote last, and you’ve been on my heart more now than ever! You’ve been into prayers constantly. I feel like you’re closer than you’ve ever been, and it’s honestly making me crazy to not be with you. I want to know who you are, I want to have you by my side. I want to overwhelm you with my love, to start doing life with you, to love Jesus together. 

  My heart is so ready for you! I sure do hope the Lord thinks that we’re ready for each other soon, too. I hope you’re praying for me as well. Believe me, my anxious heart needs it! Ha! I can’t wait to see what our future holds, but I know that it will be worth the wait! So, hang in there with me, and sooner or later we’ll be together for good. I already love you with all of my heart, dear! 

All of my love,

  Your Future Lovely šŸ˜˜

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Love Enough

  

When my heart gets tired of waiting,

I feel Your gentle touch

as You tenderly remind me

to stop worrying so much

 
You know the plans You have for me,

the man You’ve set aside

Your timing is always perfect

Your ways, much better than mine

 
Although I get impatient,

I may plead, and beg, and cry,

I know You know what’s best for me, 

and only Your Love can truly satisfy.

 
~Amanda N. Sams
July 5, 2015 

“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, 

that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”

~Psalm 90:14 (NIV)

*Conditions Do Not Apply

asteriskUnconditional love: affection with no limits or conditions, complete love. (Dictionary.com)

God loves you. Unconditionally. Forever, no matter what. You can’t make Him unlove you, ever. I love how the Message Bible translates Psalm 103:12.

As far as sunrise is from sunset, He has separated us from our sins.”

He has wiped them away, given us a fresh start. You don’t need to beat yourself up about a that mistake you made last year. Don’t punish yourself for your past wrong doings. God has completely forgotten about them. He sees you as His pure, perfect child.

Don’t let yourself get caught up in the *conditions apply mindset. The love of God doesn’t come with any catches. He just asks us to trust Him completely and know in our hearts that His plans are always better than ours.

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

It doesn’t say “that whoever is perfect,” or “that whoever doesn’t have tattoos and piercings,” “that whoever hasn’t committed a crime,” “that whoever feels worthy.” Because of the Cross, because of the Blood, four nails, a crown of thorns, unimaginable pain, we’re all worthy of His love. Don’t continue to kick yourself for something God forgave you for a long time ago.

Whoever: whatever person, any person at all.

Any person at all.

God loves you, forever and always. To the world, we’re flawed and sinful. To God, we’re perfect, pure, and holy. Just put your life in His hands and trust Him completely, you won’t regret it.

To My Future Beloved

Love Birds

Hello lovely,

It’s me again, your future wife. I just wanted you to know that I’m praying for you like crazy. My heart aches to meet you like it never has before. I hope this means that the time is getting closer. I seriously can’t stop thinking about you, who you might be, the precious time we’ll spend together, the laughs we’ll have and the love we’ll share. I know they’ll be some tears too, because nothing is perfect, but we’ll always communicate and work things out.

I can’t wait to start our day with devotions and prayer, and of course some coffee too! I’m definitely looking forward to where the Lord is going to lead us and the adventures He’ll send us on along the way. I know that, because we have God at the center, our marriage will be rock solid and filled with love. I pray that you too, are using your season of singleness to pray and prepare your heart for me. I’m bursting with excitement to see what the future holds! Until the moment that the Lord finally decides it’s time for us to meet, I’ll continue praying for you, preparing my heart, and drawing closer to Him.

Until next time, lots of love!

Your Future Love ā¤

Paid in Full

Cross and Nails

Two crisscrossed tree limbs

three sharp nails

that held His body there

 

He shed His blood

on Calvaryā€™s Mount

to show how much He cares

 

The pain He bore

was all for us

He sacrificed His life

 

For our home in Heaven

a life everlasting

He paid the ultimate price

 

~Amanda N. Sams

April 12, 2015

Perfect Love

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Perfect Love

 

More than enough

His love for me

He holds me close

Welcomes me back when I flee

 

He cleansed my soul

Itā€™s white like snow

His grace is unending

Like a fountain it flows

 

On the Cross

He bled and died

He gave His life

In exchange for mine

 

A glorious Savior

His perfect love

One day Iā€™ll join Him

In Heaven above

 

~Amanda N. Sams

February 15, 2015

WWJD?

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Remember those bracelets, the ones everyone had?

WWJD

What would Jesus do? You might have worn one because you saw all of your friends wearing them and wanted to be a part of the crowd. Or maybe you actually knew what it meant. Either way, did any of us really think about that question?

Today, I pulled out of the parking lot at work to take my lunch break. Knowing I had to use my hour wisely because of my long list of things to get done, I began driving and planning my route. Bank, drug store, gas station, then food. I checked the bank and drug store off of my list and headed for the gas station. Pulled in, got out of my car to go in and redeem a coupon for my fuel purchase, and was stopped in my tracks when on the way in I heard, “Miss, Miss!” I turned to see a man sitting in a van park crooked in a spot, “Yes?”
“If I give you my (credit) card could you go in and buy my cigarettes for me? I’m in a wheelchair.”
Frantically trying to decide how to handle the potentially dangerous situation, I responded “I can’t, I’m sorry. I’m on a time crunch and can’t be late getting back to work.” I proceeded to go in and make my fuel purchase, but let the clerk know about the situation, wandered back out and passed the man still sitting in his van, and to my Jeep to pump my gas. I watched him pull out of the parking lot and began to think as my gas finished pumping.
“What did I just do?”
“Did I just miss an opportunity to show God’s love to someone?”
“What would Jesus have done?”

I knew the answers to the questions I had just asked myself, and I just prayed. I prayed that someone would come along and fix what I had messed up, that someone would be bold, not paranoid, and help this man if he was indeed in a wheelchair and just wanted a simple favor. (Even if it was buying a pack of cigarettes for him.) Jesus uses us in mysterious ways sometimes, and I fear that a lot of us miss many opportunities to show others the love of Christ because we’re to comfortable in our little bubbles.
I know that Jesus would have stepped out and helped that man. I also know that I should have stepped out in faith, knowing that I was protected by Him, to do that man a simple favor. I didn’t, and it made me step back and truly think about that infamous question,

What would Jesus do?