Through God’s Eyes

Mercy

Sin’s heavy burden,

The guilt and shame,

Your pillow stained with tears

 

The sleepless nights,

Your countless prayers,

Seemingly unanswered, does He hear?

 

Your past, He’s forgotten

Those sins? He’s erased

Each tear you shed, He’ll dry

 

Loved and forgiven,

Accepted and worthy,

That’s how you look through God’s eyes.

 

~Amanda N. Sams

February 2, 2014

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.”

~Romans 8:1-4 (NLT) 

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Dear Christian Single

Dear Christian Single,

God's Best

I know it may seem like God has forgotten about you. You may feel like that you’re never going to find the spouse of your dreams and you’ll be single forever. Just keep hanging in there! You’re in this season of singleness for a good reason, although you may never find out why, God knows and that’s all that matters. Don’t lose hope, God hasn’t forgotten about you! His timing is perfect and when He finally brings you to the person He’s been preparing for you, you’ll realize that the wait was more than worth it. As you’re waiting, don’t put your life on hold because you feel as though you can’t go any further until you’re married. Use this time to your advantage, after all, God has put you here for a reason! Strengthen your relationship with Him, pray for your future spouse, make a list of qualities you want to find in and have for that spouse.

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…”

James 4:8 (NKJV) 

Most of us can probably say that we honestly don’t spend enough time with God each day. I know I have days when I get out of bed, throw myself together, and go into work without even touching my Bible. Let me tell you, I can feel it by the end of the day! Even if you don’t always have time to open up your Bible, make sure to acknowledge Him each morning and evening. Whether it be a quick little prayer about your day, a “Thank You” now and then throughout the day, or even starting your day with some praise music on the way to or getting ready for work or school. You don’t have to spend an hour in your Bible and in prayer for it to count. Use your season of singleness to find different ways to draw closer to Him. Better yet, use this time to serve Him and love on His people. Volunteer, get involved with your church in different ways, mentor someone younger than you, there are plenty of opportunities! Watch, listen, and be open to change as he prepares your heart for that special person!

“Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

Pray for your future spouse! It may seem silly because you don’t know who you’re praying FOR, but God does. Use your list of qualities as a guideline for your prayers. Also pray that the Lord will continue to prepare your heart and shape you into the person He needs you to be for that spouse.

You can kind of pick out the qualities I’m looking for in my future husband in a past post of mine entitled “From Me, with Love” go check it out and maybe take the time to write out a letter to your future spouse as well!

“God intends and expects marriage to be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, based on the principles of biblical love. The relationship between Jesus Christ and His church is the supreme example of the committed love that a husband and wife are to follow in their relationship with each other.”  

~ John C. Broger 

Praise Him Always

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I cry out to God
through each trial I face
I seek out His love
and His mighty embrace

I pray for His guidance
His light on my path
He walks right beside me
It’s His hand I grasp

He listens intently
through each bump in the road
He’s ready and willing
to lighten my load

I’ll praise His name always
through the thick and the thin
because I’ve read the ending
I know that God wins!

~Amanda N. Sams
August 9, 2013

His Powerful Presence

 

Tears2His presence growing

My tears are flowing

Too powerful for words

 

I close my eyes

His face I seek

A love so strong it hurts

 

There’s nothing more

I want to do

Than rest in His embrace

 

Until the day

I get to Heaven

And see Him face to face.

 

~Amanda N. Sams

June 28, 2013