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Journey of Love

Every girl dreams about “the one.” The one to share laughs, worries, and cries with, one to grow old with. It’s the Prince Charming on the Disney movies that we watched when we were kids… “Still do!” We all want love, right? And maybe some fall in love with the wrong ones and quickly come to terms of knowing what they deserve and maybe, there are some who say they “love” and have somewhat of a desire to be with that person fully however, they are hesitant to put a label on themselves as “one” maybe because they are guarding themselves against past experiences, or simply struggling with the action of “love” and what it all entails. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Love is freely given, it’s not a golden gift or earned! We Love because He first loved us! It all goes back to God’s love for us! That precious love that He had shed on that cross!

Prior to meeting my one, I was working on myself. I was working on myself so I can be whole when I meet the right one. I was working on my relationship with my main man, God. I prayed for my future husband, that he may be strong and faithful in his walk with the Lord and also, that he will be a man who will take my hand and pray with me, who will encourage me when I get discouraged, who is not afraid to speak truth and correct me when I am wrong. ALL IN HIS TIMING, His love is forever faithful!

It’s so easy to feel discouraged when everyone else around you has found love, and yet, you have not. I’ve been there. I know it’s not fun… But in those times, that’s when God is working. Molding and growing you to be that spouse for your “one.”

I finally gave it to God. Laid it in His hands and trusted that His timing is ALWAYS perfect. Not anyone else’s, His alone!

I use to always get,  “You’re way too picky!” You darn right I was picky…. because I knew what I deserved and I was not backing down from that… and I see now why patience is the true virtue.

I sit here now writing this to say, wait for His timing! In His timing, He has blessed me with my one and only and that one and only is truly remarkable and get’s me the way no one else will!

I met Alex back in early September 2016 and we started dating on October 17, 2016. Since then, I fall more in love with him and have learned more about him every day. It’s a pure joy!  His heart, his gentle words, his intelligence, his witty jokes, his corny flirts, and overall his love for the Lord and his enduring love that he constantly shows towards me is something I am so blessed to call MINE!

I knew from the moment I met him that I was going to marry him! No way I was going to let him go.

These sweet eight months have been absolutely fabulous. No, it hasn’t been all glitz and glamor. Every relationship is a work in progress. It takes patience, prayer, and forgiveness. No one is perfect, we all are sinners and we all make mistakes. It’s been fabulous because I see God through our relationship, I see a pure love from my man and it’s not only through the words, it’s the actions. It’s the sweet moments when we connect on a deeper level, it’s the moments when we share laughs and cries and just hold each other in that moment. It’s the feeling of feeling at home in his embrace. It’s the act of knowing “everything is going to be OK.” It’s looking at him and knowing exactly what he is thinking. It’s the feeling of the anticipation to be back in his arms. It’s the look in his eyes when he sees me! It’s the kind of love every girl deserves to have and to feel! It’s the kind of love that was definitely worth the wait.

From the beginning of our relationship, we both have grown together with our walk with the Lord, because if it wasn’t for him, we would all squander. Stronger love for God, stronger love for each other!

Not only is he my one and only, he is my best friend, my person, and my heart.

As of June 10, 2017, I am now a fiance to my man. I am so utterly blessed for him and his constant love he has for me! Gosh, I love being loved by you baby!

I know everyone is different, but why wait when you know you have found the one?? I mean I can marry him tomorrow, that’s how sure I am of knowing he is the perfectly made one for me.

Alex,

Besides of the excitement that comes with the wedding night, I look forward to coming home to you, I look forward to being a home with you, I look forward to hearing your voice every day, I look forward to spending every day with you, I look forward to a “good morning” or a “goodnight” in person, I look forward to praying with you, I look forward to going to church with you and coming back home with you, I look forward to growing with you, I look forward to movie nights, I look forward to sleepless nights, I look forward to acting like little kids with you,  I also look forward to the struggles that we will face with marriage.. that might sound a bit absurd, but I say that because it will only strengthen us as one.

I am so excited to share so many memories with you. I am so excited to laugh with you, to cry with you, to be mad, to explore, and to love you even more than I already do. I am excited to grow as a person and a couple together and to find new ways to be a better wife in your eyes.

With you Alex,

I am at home! I am safe! I can’t wait to make you mine forever!

When I feel my lowest, you bring out the best in me. When I am sad I can look to you and this big smile can suddenly appear on my face. You are the reason my bad days become beautiful.

I love the way I can be myself around you, my crazy, stupid, silly, emotional, hard-headed self. I love that you appreciate everything I have to give and love me for being me. I love that I can look at you and not want to look at any other man.

Thank you for sticking by my side when I freak out over little tiny things and telling me “calm down, it’s Ok.”

Thank you for making me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world and a princess in your eyes.

I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with you and sing horribly to you and know that you will look at me like I am the cutest person in the world. You say, “You can hit some notes..” HAHA! I love you.

I can’t promise you that I will be the perfect wife, but what I can promise you is to love you fully and be with you always through the good and bad. Always encourage, lead, and motivate you to be your better self. I promise to build faith. To trust. To hope and dream the craziest dreams with you.
Thank you for making me feel like your top priority Alex. It’s important to me. 🙂
I love you,
Your Fiance
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Molding Myself to Be More Like Him {Spiritual Rawness}

Valuable (Real Talk)

Isaiah 1:17

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”

How do you spend your time in the word? 

Do you receive the spiritual high from a bible study and feel as if that’s enough?
Do you spend time here and there in the word when things are crazy in life?
Do you spend time whenever you feel like it? Whenever it’s convenient?
Do you spend time at all?
The sad part is… most of us have all the intentions to spend quality time in His word, and some of us create habit to do just that but some never do. We set aside time out of our schedule to purposely dig into the word. That high may last weeks or months. It’s like a spiritual high. You are on fire to learn more.

For some, the “digging in His word” becomes an involuntary thing, your priority is set to uphold the readings of His word. However, for others, it may be a struggle to find that time. If that is so, we are basically saying, “God, we have no time for you.”

However, relaying back to “having all the intentions to spend quality time with Him,” some never do. Is it because we are too lazy or do we put other matters before Him? I know for me, I can say both. Life gets in the way and the more and more I put it off it becomes easier to do. Sad!

How can we be a better advocate for Christ and not put our own time into studying His word? In order for us to grow in His footsteps we must take action in learning more about Him and His love.

Hypocrite, that’s what we are. We say we are infatuated with his Love

We say “I love you Lord”

We say “Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins”

We say “Amen”

We say all these things, but yet, how can we grow as Christian’s when we aren’t doing anything in order for us to grow?

Most of us are at a standstill in our relationship with Him. Some are struggling with trusting. Actually,  a majority of us are. That’s where control comes into play. Control is the thief of allowing our burdens, cares, and worries at His feet.

We have our own self desires that come into play with our: Relationships, Work, School, Play, Etc. but what if our desires allow a Godly take on what we say and what we do within those desires.

For Us

His love is rich

His love is strong

His love is free

His love is never-ending

Why is it we shield away from what we know is good for us? Is it a voluntary action that we do or do we allow Satan and other worldly matters stand in the way of what truly matters?

Spiritually naked, that’s how God sees us.

Jeremiah 17:10 says, “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”

He sees everything:

He sees our heart and the reasons why we do what we do.

He sees our worry

He sees our wadded up insecurities

He knows when we second guess our actions

What are the opportunities that we have in front of us that we constantly look away from?

To be a strong Christian, we must live wisely

As christians, are we constantly surrounded by non believers? YES. Constantly we come in contact.

Do we tell them the good news about Jesus, the news that allowed us to be forgiven and redeemed?

Seeking God and Speak Faithfully

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” – Genesis 2:18

I want to grow stronger to be the woman of God that I need to be.

For my boyfriend, future husband, better half. 

Grow stronger in:

Praying for him. Praying with him. Grow and prosper with him. Learn with him. Be a leader. Be a listener. Be understanding. Pray for Godly words. Be a team. Love. Be a Woman after Gods own heart.

For my Family.

Grow stronger in:

Faith. Choosing words wisely. Words that inspire. Praying for them. Encourage them. Grow. Being a stronger Christian daughter. Understanding.

We should all aim to be that strong advocate that displays Christ.

Be Christ-Centered
Be confident in Christ
Showing strength in standing up for what’s right and wrong
Be encouraging
Be nice
Be independent
Invest in that which last. Invest in those who you love.

Out of love rebuke those who are wrong. Encourage. Stay humble. Be aware of when pride sneaks in.  “Don’t think less of yourself but thank of yourself less.”

“Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These arc the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” – Isaiah 66:2

Live to please Him only. Serve the Lord and the works of His goodness.

Love God first and foremost!

His love is greater – our love for Him needs to be greater too.

Xoxo,

Brittany

 

 

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Listen To Your Emotions

Our emotions serve as an essential function that connects us to what is truly important – for they remain an important role in our life.

Emotions communicate to others. We know when to feel sad, happy, anxious, scared, and confused. It’s our human nature.

Emotions motivate our actions. Having fear motivates our impulse to turn/run away. Sadness motivates us to heal. Anger motivates us to protect ourself. Happiness motivates us to gravitate to what is making us happy.

Humans naturally and automatically move towards what feels good, and away from what feels bad, including emotions.

I came across an awesome guideline to our emotions and how it teaches us.

Bitterness: Shows you where you need to heal, where you’re still holding on judgment on others and yourself.

Resentment: Shows that you are living in the past and not letting the present to be as it is.

Anger: Shows you what you are passionate about, where your boundaries are, and what you believe needs to change.

Disappointment: Shows that you are tired of something that you still care for.

Discomfort: Shows that you need to pay attention right now to what is happening. It shows you to do something different than what you typically do.

Anxiety: Shows that you need to wake up and that you need to be present in the now. Also, that you are stuck in the past and living with the fear of the future.

Sadness: Shows you the depth of your feelings, emotions and the depth of your care and compassionate to others.

It is because of our emotions how we react to what we think and do.

It’s okay to be upset

It’s okay to be angry

It’s okay to feel stuck

It’s okay to feel confused

It’s okay to feel lonely

It’s okay to feel hurt

It’s okay to cry

It’s okay to not be okay

Above ALL of these. Be kind, be true, be easy on yourself and refuse to let negative feelings trigger.

When I am grumpy – I miss out on goodness around me.

When I am angry – I miss out on love.

Side note –

Meaning behind my choice of featured photo. I love sunsets. I love sunrises. It’s an escape for me from reality. The nastiness, the meanness, and the chaos in the world. It calms me in a way where I find myself lost in the mystery of God’s grace and love. When I am captivated by the artwork of His doing the world around me is shut out and it’s only me and God talking.

All my cares. All my worries. All my fears. They are laid at His feet.

I’ve backslid from just that. I forget how peaceful I become when shutting off from the world for just 30 minutes and just sitting in awe of His masterpiece. That’s all it takes, I ask myself? WOW! Just 30 minutes of my morning or my night to just sit in quietness and peace to enjoy the sunset/sunrise.

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalms 51:10

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Overcome and Becoming 

As Christians, we face many struggles and bumps in the road every day.

So what should we do when we are faced with these trials and tests? The scripture tells us, all things work together for good to them that love God to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).”

However, when we are faced with these trials, we may ask “Why” me Lord, why am I always faced with these testing situations?

God will never give you more than you can handle. I too have to remind myself that!

The Bible says;
“And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

God strengthens our patience and matures us as Christians in character and He forever leads us into an enhanced assurance of His love.

Through faithfulness in times of trial men become “approved” in God’s sight.

The honest truth!

Those who seek Jesus will not be without challenges. In fact, we may be faced with even MORE challenges. However, with these challenges let it all lead you to the cross, and know that He is there for you.

Sometimes it’s hard for us to do because we like that control. It’s our human instinct to want some sort of control – right? We like to handle our own problems and solve/figure out the mess that we are drowning in. Gosh if you really take a look at just that, that’s stress that we are putting on ourselves. If when we trust in His doings – we are letting go of that control.
God says, “My beloved, your fight is not against flesh and blood, but against evil forces in the spiritual realm. When you find yourself in the midst of a war, do not be afraid. Call on Me in prayer and allow Me to deliver you. In My timing, I will give you victory and bring justice to the afflicted.”

He says, here me my child, I’ve whispered in your ear a million times, here me, I’ve died for you. I love you and I will never leave you.

“I will shelter you. Trust me. Stay close to Me,” He says to me.

Xoxo,

Brittany

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In the Arms of Your Mercy, I Find Rest

Starve your worries and fears and feed your FAITH!

In spite of anxiety

In spite of being afraid of the unknown

In spite of any negative thought that may cross your mind

We have a loving God who wants us to find rest within Him.

“Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath.” Psalms 116:2

It’s easy to say you are a devoted Christian but are you? I felt as if I was going through the motions- not getting in the word as much as I should be. As a Christian. As a leader that I should be to the lost souls around me. As a follower of God. As a woman of God. I was at a surface level with my devotions. Although, mobile devotions are great – I am not saying they aren’t, but that was not enough for me. A random glance at what today’s daily verse was and what it has to say then go about doing whatever I was doing. I wasn’t actually feeding my knowledge. I wasn’t really learning anything.

Lately, I have been devoting my mornings with Him and getting in the word – to fill my spirit with His goodness, trust, and unconditional love. I’ve seen blessing happened in the midst of my footsteps. Contentment in the unknown. Peace in the discouragement moments. Happiness in the times of stress. However, we are all humans – stress will be stress and can always still your joy – that is, if you allow it. I’m not going to lie, I have been stressed with midterms and I did allow that stress to eat at me. I let it steal my joy and cause me doubt, but I turned to Him. God says, “My beloved, your fight is not against flesh and blood, but against evil forces in the spiritual realm. When you find yourself in the midst of a war, do not be afraid. Call on Me in prayer and allow Me to deliver you. In My timing, I will give you victory and bring justice to the afflicted.”

A quote that really stood out to me was, “Fill your mind with Gods word and you will have no room for satans lies.”

If we as Christians aren’t in Gods word we CANNOT respond with the Holy Spirit inside of us.

I have been blessed with a wonderful small group (Bible study) which surrounds myself with a wonderful group of woman who LOVE Jesus just as much as I do – who pray, uplift, and laugh with each other.

Us a woman, we all have struggles and obstacles but so do men, however, being surrounded by Godly stewards not only uplifts our spirit but also brings knowledge and comfort.

Apart from this:

I’ve been meaning to write a blog regarding my (23) life lessons; since I recently just turned 23. So here is my spill.

Many life lessons have been learned my past 23 years. I am a better version of myself because of them.

Life lessons about love, loyalty, relationships, friendships, self-worth, and mostly about God. I’ve learned what it means to TRULY love Him.

I can honestly say, I am at a good standing ground with my walk with the Lord. I have grown to know Him more and also love Him more deeply.

I am blessed with such Godly parents who encourage me and made it known that the love God has for me is far greater than the love they can ever imagine to have for me.

As weird as it might sound, I am blessed for my past heartbreaks because it’s lead me to realize my worth is not in a man but in God. I’m blessed for the toads in my path because they lead me to a man who grows in His walk with the Lord with me.

I love seeing answered prayers – it’s so refreshing and so GREAT! He sends just the right tribe of people who will take us by the hand and help us back to safety and encourage us by simply believing in us. That means everything to me!

 

Thankful, humbled, and grateful heart.

Xoxo,

Brittany

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He Will Deliver

“The greatest tragedy in humanity is when we do not wrestle with God, when we become so apathetic that we are but a limp rag doll in the hands of a mighty lover who wishes that we fight back; that we embrace Him and choose to find truth. Christ will seek the ends of the earth for the one sheep that has gone astray. He will fight the darkness to find His beloved, but when He holds us in His arms and we do not show any sign of life, then it is the heart of a King that is broken and all of the creation will moan in the loss of another soul that was meant to dance in the courts of Heaven.

Take your doubts to Christ, let this fire grow inside you and become aware that He is wanting a heart that beats and seeks knowledge, He wants a mind that thinks and learns wisdom, and He wants a soul that cries out for help when it seems impossible to find. Because He broke down the gates of hell to rescue His bride, He is coming with a righteous fire in His soul and a joy that will wipe away every tear from your eyes; You just have to be willing and ready.”

  • TB LaBerge

Have you ever felt numb from fighting your own demons – a continuous loss because of your too prideful to let anyone in to help, such as Christ?

He says, “My child cast all your anxieties and I will give you peace and rest.” We know that, but yet we do the opposite.

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

Some of us are fighting with financial issues, spiritual issues, family issues, etc – why do we carry this huge burden when we have a God who loves and cares for us enough to take on those worries and give us a new peace?

Worry sees the problem, but faith sees the God who can handle the problem.

– Joyce Meyer

We must have faith which is the underline test for one important thing and that is: FOCUS.

It’s easy to continue to think of all the things that could go wrong, however, that is the problem – we fight ourselves when the world is falling down on us rather than surrendering our worries to God.

Choose to keep your eyes on Christ, not your circumstances. He will restore and He will deliver.

 

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Though I May Fall – His Love Remains Constant

“You’re a good good father – it’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are and I am loved by you.”

YouTube video – Link below ↓↓

Chris Tomlin – Good Good Father

I’m in awe of His goodness and His mercy He constantly has for me.

He is kind. He is faithful. He is forgiving. He is merciful. He is close.

He meets me with this truth every single time I take a step.

You can’t escape His greatness when it’s always staring at you right in the face. That’s what He does. I love it. It’s wonderful. Yet, sometimes a little overwhelming, but I never felt more together.

His love will get right in your face and flow into the depths of who you are and from then on out – you’ll know yourself as “loved” and it will be ENOUGH.

He calls me lovely. I call Him mine.

Xoxo,

Brittany