A series of Christian based letters to my Grandgirls entitled, Nana’s Love Notes
Hello my girls,
It’s been awhile since I’ve sent you a note. Life has been busy and my writer’s brain seems set on off. 😉
But my heart for you never goes off. I pray throughout the week that God will drop a message for you in my lap. When the words formulate in my brain, I begin to write. Such is the case today. 🙂
As I watch each of you living out your lives, my heart fills with JOY sometimes, and at other times sadness. How I wish there was a fast forward button so you could see how each little choice, you make today, will affect your future.
As an older woman “Let the older women teach the younger women,” referred to in Titus 2, I come to you in humility. I come to you as a Nana fully invested in you. I pray you flourish, that your life shines for Jesus in this dark world.
Today’s topic, A man after God’s own heart, is heavy on my heart. I want you to marry a godly man. Not a good man, or a man who treats you good (while you are dating) but a man whose heart is on fire for God.
Do you know why I want this for you? Because I know that a man who loves God will ALWAYS love you. He will love you with the Love God puts in His heart. He will lead you because he knows his role is to be your rock. Marriage is hard, make no mistake about it. A man who loves God will weather each storm and love you through it.
Years ago, God laid it on my heart to break up with my high school boyfriend because he was not a spiritual leader. Oh, he was tall, dark, handsome, he spoiled me and was so good to me. But God kept whispering in my heart. He does not love God like you do. This is not my choice.
Breaking up with my boy was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I agonized, argued, pleaded with God to change His mind. But He was telling me, “Choose me, trust me, allow me to lead you to a man such as you never dreamed possible. You all know him as Papa. His love for God and his unshakeable convictions attracted me to him … well, that and his extremely good looks. LOL
Jesus gave His life for you, there is NO greater sacrifice. 2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” This is what He asks of you.
Taking it one step further; don’t be fooled. You should know that a man’s heart is revealed through his choices, his conduct, his actions. Does he give lip service to being a Christian? OR is his life transformed by the power of God. Has he been redeemed and is he growing in his Faith?
As I ask you these questions, let me urge you to turn that light on your own heart. A godly man seeks a godly girl. It’s that simple.
God’s ways are not our ways, NO, they are better than anything we could ever imagine or hope for. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.” Isa. 55:8
“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isa. 55:6
I love you, girls, I will always love you. I cannot choose for you. God has given each of us a free will, otherwise, we would be puppets. I pray you choose God; and choose a man after His heart.
because I love you,