If Heaven had an Address

(c) Mandi's Photography

(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

 

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Spoken For

Spoken For

Spoken For

He delights in you, beloved

He’ll meet your every need

He longs to wipe each tear you cry

In Him you’ll be complete

 

He loves you more than any man

He’ll never leave your side

He listens to each word you speak

In Him you can confide

 

You’re spoken for, dear Princess

His love, forever yours

No matter what your past

Your heart, He will restore.

 

~Amanda N. Sams

July 13, 2014

When Waiting is Hard

Godly Man  Sometimes waiting is hard, really hard. Now, more than ever, my heart longs for a Godly man to love me, stand by my side, and draw me closer to God. A man to be silly with, to cry on his shoulder, and pray with. I know that God has the perfect man set aside for me, and I’ve put my trust in Him and know that when the time is right, I’ll know exactly who that man is. There’s even a chance he’s already a part of my life and I just don’t know it yet.

When I look around at all of the wonderful examples of Godly marriages that are still overflowing with love, even years later, it encourages my heart and inspires me to suck it up and wait it out. The Lord won’t just leave me hanging and heart broken, I can feel Him preparing my heart for marriage. Whispering to me what to look for in a man and telling me not to settle just to have my Facebook profile say “In a Relationship.” No, there will not be any settling here.

I will wait for as long as it takes for the Lord to send me a man that I’ll spend the rest of my life with. I don’t want a man to love for 15, maybe 20 years. No. I want to spend the REST OF MY LIFE with the man I marry. I know we’ll disagree and our marriage won’t be anywhere near perfect, but I want a man who will always fight for me, even after we’ve fought with each other. A man who loves God more than he loves me, one who’s always willing to pray after we’ve had an argument then kiss and make up. A man who will say “I love you” until it’s nearly worn out, and who will be the Godly head of our household. I want our children to see our marriage and love for Jesus and say “I want that when I grow up.”

I know, it may seem like a lot to ask for, but don’t forget Who’s in charge here! I pray for my future husband and marriage every night. I can only hope and pray that the day it becomes a reality, those who have been watching my life, and maybe even doubting, will see that it IS worth the wait and when you put your trust in God He WILL give you the desires of your heart. Don’t lose hope, your time is coming, just keep trusting and be patient.

 

Cleansed

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He’s living water
bread of life,
the perfect, sinless lamb

His cleansing blood
will set you free
you need only call on Him

He’ll take you in
with open arms
He’ll wash your garments white

Your sin erased
a life brand new,
A beacon of His light

~Amanda N. Sams
June 13, 2014

Broken Pieces

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Broken and scattered
each piece has a story
My life was a mess
but could still bring You glory

You picked up my pieces
Your grace became glue,
Your blood cleansed my sins,
made me shiny and new.

~Amanda N. Sams
May 14, 2014

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new has come!”

~2 Corinthian 5:17

In My Place

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A perfect love upon the cross
He bled and died for me
He bore my sin and cleared my name
His suffering set me free

A crown of thorns pressed in His head
Blood running down His face
The punishment that I deserved
He took it in my place

~Amanda N. Sams
April 18, 2014

At Your Feet

At Your feet

I lay my burdens

I drop each trial, fear, and shame

 

At Your feet

My pain is lifted

Peace comes when I speak Your name

 

On the cross

You died for me

You shed Your blood to save my soul

 

So at Your feet

I humbly bow

It’s in Your presence I become whole.

 

~Amanda N. Sams

April 6, 2014