To My Future Beloved

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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 ❤

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Cross and Nails

Two crisscrossed tree limbs

three sharp nails

that held His body there

 

He shed His blood

on Calvary’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

It’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 I’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?

To Seek His Face

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A thirsty soul
seemingly hopeless
nowhere to turn
her life was a mess

She turns to a bottle
A temporary relief
she stumbles around
trying to get back on her feet

A hand-me-down Bible
her curious, aching heart
she opens it’s pages
but has no clue where to start

A tug at her heart
She drops to her knees
A calmness sets in
she knows He hears her pleas

Once broken and lost
She found love and grace
in the arms of Jesus
and His sweet, warm embrace.

Amanda N. Sams
January 11, 2015

To My Love…

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Hello love,

You’ve been on my heart a lot lately, I’d like to think that the Lord has given a glimpse of you since the last time I wrote to you. only time will tell. As I prayerfully wait to meet you, I’d like you to know that I’m using my season of singleness to pull closer to the Lord and prepare myself to spend the rest of my life with you. My heart anxiously awaits the day that I get to walk down the aisle to meet you and say “I do.” I’m so excited for the adventures we’ll embark on together. I can’t wait to teach our children to love and honor God just as we have and will continue to do so. My heart aches for a Godly man to be by my side, love me through the tough stuff, help me to draw closer to God, and Praise Him with me through the blessings and the highs of life.

I know we won’t have a perfect marriage, who does? We’re only human. But I also know that with God in the center of it, we can make it though anything together, through prayer and trusting in Him. I will always be willing to fight for our love, I want the man I marry to be my first and my last kiss, and for him to get every kiss in between. I pray that you’re praying for me as I am for you. I love you with all of my heart right this second and I haven’t even officially met you yet, so you know when we’re finally brought together, I will love you just as much, if not more!

Until next time…

Signed with prayers and love,

Patiently Waiting

If Heaven had an Address

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(c) Mandi’s Photography

If Heaven had an address

I’d write to you each day

Put my heart on paper

I’d know just what to say

 

If Heaven had an address

You’d never be alone

I’d drive right out to visit you

And make myself at home

 

Though Heaven has no address

We’ll soon be reunited

I’ll make my home in glory, too

Because through Jesus, we’ve all been invited.

 

~Amanda N. Sams

October 4, 2014