"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." -- St. Augustine

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

True Love Waits... A Letter From God

My Child,
This ring you wear--I hope it's not just a symbol but a commitment to purity for me. And for your husband or wife. I want you to look at your ring... don't look at the color or the size but look at it. Many of them say "True Love Waits" but do you really know what that means? I want you to look at each word, break it down, and think about the meaning.

True. I am the definition of truth. I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life. True is derived from truth. Thus, I want you to know that the man or woman I have planned for you falls in my truth. He or she will be very real and it will be true. Your relationship may have started many years ago or just recently. But it is a true and very real relationship. One built on friendship, trust, and most importantly ME.

Love. This world has so many wrong definitions of love. Many think it's based of what you do or what you say or the things you get and give. I wish you would understand that the definition of love is ME. I sacrificed My only Son to die for you. That is what true love is. You will never understand love until you know me intimately. Until then, love is just another word that we throw around as if it was nothing. Love is sacrifice. Love cannot be bought, sold or paid for. I am love.

Waits. In this day and age, people believe in instant gratification. It's written on advertisements and sold in stores. Wait. Stop. Take a breath. I have a special person planned just for you. You may have several people come into your life and they will come and GO. But you must wait on Me. I have a specific plan for your life. I love you so much. I want you to WAIT on My timing. Don't rush it. Do not awaken love before it's time. I want you to wait on Me. I am preparing you both and will bring you together when the time comes.

True Love Waits. Such a simple phrase with a deep meaning. I want you to think of this when you look at your ring. Even if your ring doesn't say "True Love Waits," you wearing it automatically means that you have promised and committed yourself to that idea. Wait for Me, My child. Rush nothing. I love you.

Your Heavenly Father,

The Dreamer

As a little girl, she dreamed of the day she would meet him
A tall, dark and handsome boy appeared in her head
And other days, a knight in shining armor would appear.
As she grew, the vision changed and morphed into something dim
The boys she knew harassed her and she wondered if she would ever wed
If the boys were all like that, unfeeling, uncaring, insincere.

One summer afternoon, she met him by chance
His smile caught her eye and she found herself dreaming once again.
Thoughts flooded her mind, but the tears and fears lurked close behind.
They became friends quickly and in the moonlight, the two would dance.
And they would watch the stars until her curfew at a quarter past ten.
As the two grew, the dreams in her head, she no longer could bind.

Several years later, the two sat on the same porch staring at the same stars
His love had captured her, and as the years faded, so did her hearts fears and scars.

About the Title

It is the end of June. Wow. This summer has flown by so far. I can't believe the journey I've taken in the past few weeks and months. Six months ago I had no idea where I was going to school.... I was stuck at a deadlock between CCU and Crown. Three months ago I had no idea how I was going to pay for school.... $26,000 a year is a lot of money. A month ago, I just graduated. WOW. I can't believe it has only been a month since I walked through the doors of MCS as a senior for the last time and walking out as an alumni. Through all the ups and downs of these past few weeks though, the Lord has been faithful. SO faithful.

The reason for the title of this blog "The Ultimate Faith Journey" is because life simply is the ultimate faith journey. We can say we have faith but to live it out is a whole different ballgame. When our mind screams one thing, but inside, God whispers ever so quietly something else. It's a humbling experience. In the next few weeks I hope to blog about my adventures here at home as well as at Crown. I know the Lord is going to be opening some doors and providing opportunities for growth and change.

As I look to the future, my favorite quote strikes an even beat in my head and in my heart:

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi