In His Time

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In His Time

I’ll wait on Your timing

as hard as it seems

I know that Your blessings

far outweigh my dreams

 

You Lord, are faithful

You’ll always provide

and whenever I need You,

You’re right by my side

 

Your plans are all perfect

and You know what’s best

So, take hold of my heart,

put all of my worries to rest.

 

~Amanda N. Sams

June 12, 2016

Struggling Through Singleness 

I’m just going to start out by saying, my heart is in a weird place right now. It’s stuck somewhere between trying my best to be content waiting on God, and anxiously wanting so many things to happen at once. Lately, I’ve really been struggling with my season of singleness. I mean, to be quite honest, it’s not even a season. I’ve been single my entire life. I never did the whole “teenage dating scene.” I had my share of crushes in high school, but none of them ever went past the point of me liking a guy, and him not even knowing I existed. So, to say that my heart is getting to be a little impatient, is kind of an understatement.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for waiting on God and trusting in His timing, but sometimes I wish I could give Him a little nudge and get the ball rolling a little faster. The thing that makes waiting even harder, is thinking that you know who He has set aside for you. When you let your head and your heart get comfortable with the idea of spending the rest of your life with someone, and it just doesn’t go the way you want it to, it tends to throw you into a funk. As difficult as it may be, that’s when you have to remind yourself that God has His absolute best planned for you, and you just need to stay out of it and let Him work.

I guess the thing is, I’m almost twenty five years old. I have baby fever like crazy, and I’m beyond ready to find a sweet, man of God to marry and settle down with. I want nothing more in life than to be a wife and a Mom. I want someone to love unconditionally that I can spend the rest of my life with. Someone who is closer to God than he is to me, someone to help me raise our kids to love the Lord with their whole hearts. I’m just ready. I’ll keep on praying, hoping, and waiting until that man comes along, because I know that God’s plans are far better than anything I could ever imagine. Even when its a struggle, we need to learn to hang in there and wait on God.

 

 

 

 

Waiting for my Valentine 

To my Valentine,

I know you’re out there somewhere, and I like to think that you’re closer than I realize. Everyday I pray that you’re preparing your heart for me, as I am for you. The Lord is using this season of singleness to build us up and strengthen us in Him, so that as we do life together, we’re constantly encouraging each other and drawing the other closer to Him. I want you to love God more than you love me. I pray that we both learn from His love, and can find new ways to love each other through Him.

I’m giddy with excitement for the journeys He’s going to send us on, the people we’ll meet, and I can’t wait to see how He uses us for His Kingdom. When I find it hard to be patient, I just thunk about those things, and it makes the wait easier. I pray that we’re a power couple, on fire for Christ, being a blessing to those around us. I’m positive that doing life with you will be so beyond worth the wait, and I hope that you feel the same way.

They say that good things come to those who wait. Well, I’m here to tell you that I will wait for as long as it takes for God to decide when the timing is right. Waiting and praying and preparing my heart for you.

If you’re reading this, Happy Valentine’s Day, love.

Forever Yours,

Mandi

 

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 😘

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)

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

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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.

 

He Answers

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I waited and prayed,
trusted and praised,
knowing that Your plans are best

As others lost hope,
I held tight to my rope,
I knew I would soon hear Your yes

You answered my prayers,
with enough blessing to share,
I’m thankful beyond all words

I’ll praise Your name always,
in the good and the bad days,
because I love You so much it hurts.

~Amanda N. Sams
February 9, 2014

Signed with Love

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To the man God has chosen for me,

  I just wanted you to know that I’m constantly praying for you. I can hardly wait for the day that I finally walk down the aisle to meet you and say “I do.” It’s crazy to think that you could be right in front of me and I won’t know it until the Lord wants me to. I’m looking forward to a life together full of love, laughter, and most importantly growing in Christ and encouraging each other. It’s not going to be perfect, we’re going to have disagreements and go through some tough stuff, but we’ll make it out stronger than we started!

I want our marriage to be so filled with love for each other and love for Jesus that people look at us and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I want to be that couple who grow old together, watch each other go grey, stick together through thick and thin. I want to take time each morning to spend time in God’s word and pray together before we go on with our day.

I can’t wait to wake up next to you and know that The Lord put you in my life as my first love and most importantly my last. Patiently waiting for you is difficult some days, but I know in the end it will be rewarding and completely worth it. I pray that as I spend my season of singleness praying for you and drawing closer to God, you’re praying for me and drawing closer to God as well.

Sooner than we realize we’ll be together, serving the Lord and loving on His people. I can’t wait! Until then, my prayers continue for you, your family, and our marriage. The direction God will take us and how He’ll use us, and the ability for both of us to wait and not just settle because we’re tired of being single. We were made for each other, so hang in there with me! God’s timing is perfect!

With love,

 Single and Waiting

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)