Why Waiting Until Marriage Should be the Norm

Recently I came across an article about a Christian artist who I listen to quite frequently on the JoyFM radio station. Colton Dixon, an alum from American Idol, gave his testimony about how he and his wife remained abstinent up until their wedding day and how they are both very glad that they did. He gives his testimony to People magazine here.

It didn't take too long after him sharing his story for the negative comments to come flowing in on various message boards. We live in a highly sexual driven society, who also doesn't care one bit about God's standards or morals. It got me to thinking how sad it is that in today's society people actually think it's crazy or bizarre for a person to decide to stay a virgin until they get married. Not only is it backed up by God's Word,  but there are so many benefits in general of keeping yourself pure until the special day you get to say "I do" to your other half. I believe it's the best gift you can give to your spouse, by letting them know you waited just for them, for them to have one of the most intimate parts of you and for them only.

Feeling Distant from God?

Have you ever had those moments where it felt like God wasn't there? Or that your relationship with Him was becoming distant and you could no longer feel Him in your life like you once did and things were not how they used to be when you first gave your heart to God? If you're feeling this way it's because God wants to have sincere fellowship with you. That's Him tugging on your heart telling you that's how He's feeling about your relationship with Him. He loves us so much and desires to spend time with us.

Here are possible reasons that you are feeling distant from God and ways you can begin feeling His presence again in your life.

Never Give Up!

You know that thing you've been praying for, or that situation you may have been asking God to intervene in and it doesn't seem like nothing is happening or getting any better. Do you ever feel like quitting? Well join the team! There's always going to be a situation where we will get tested in life, and we may not feel like we can get through it, but don't give up! There is a blessing around the corner, and there is hope when we turn to Jesus, even when we may not feel like it. He is always there to pick us back up and remind us of who we are in Him and that we are capable to see it through.

Somethings in life we go through to learn valuable lessons and also it's an opportunity for us to praise God through the bad, if we only love God through the good, then what does that say about our relationship with Him? We have to be patient in the waiting, and show God we love Him through the good and through the bad. Don't give up and keep pressing, and remember to pray and resist the enemy, this too shall pass.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Love and happiness, 


In Over my Head

Sometimes we all have that one song that's able to capture how we're feeling perfectly in some moments in our life through the lyrics and melody. I've been finding myself on repeat with this song by Jenn Johnson. I really enjoy the soft melody and the lyrics are very meaningful. I like how it's about getting immersed in God and letting our thoughts be focused on Him.

Instead of being in over our heads with worries let's be in over our heads with the goodness of God because He's faithful, through the good or the bad.

Counting Your Blessings

This week while spending time with God I discovered that I have so much to be thankful for. I think it can be so easy for humans sometimes to look at what we don't have instead of focusing on what we do have. It's good to remind ourselves of where God has taken us from and what He continues to bless us with each day.

It can truly change out perspectives when we keep our eyes on God and how great He is to us. The enemy wants to distract us and make it seem as if God's dead, and He's not working in our lives, but each day God is working by providing breath in our bodies, giving us another day to live out our purpose in Him.

Last night I finally got the opportunity to watch the movie God's NOT Dead and it was truly a blessing. It's great how God sends us confirmations from what we've been praying about. After the movie was over me, my husband and sister-in-law discussed it and we ended up opening up to each other about what we were going through, being able to encourage one another that we are truly blessed and God's in control of it all. It's good to be able to have those people in your life that helps you see things from different perspectives.
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