Sister to Sister: Sweet One, You Are Loved!

you are loved...

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- Romans 5:8

I'm always amazed when I think about how God didn't wait for us to "get it together" before he expressed His great love for us! Recently God has been doing a lot in my heart especially in this area of God's love. I often think about the girls who feel like they HAVE to sleep around to keep or get a guy. The girls who constantly compromise their values, worth and morals because they don't really get that they are beautiful, worth it and so so loved. I find this deep longing in my heart to just love on them and shower them with truth. If I could write them a letter of encouragement it would most likely go like this:

Sweet one,
You are loved. You are beautiful. You are worth being heard. You are worth waiting for. Jesus Himself deemed YOU worthy of His own life. You ooze worth, value and purpose. While you may not be able to see the truth this TRUTH STILL REMAINS. Your body was designed to be cherished, protected, and valued NOT used and traded for love and acceptance. Your body is not currency for love and acceptance. The man who really loves you, the man who God has for you will not pressure, push or coerce you into anything. You my dear are worth waiting for! God's love is more than enough for you. Seek Him, chase Him, give all your worries, pain and cares to Him and watch Him FILL you with His satisfying love. The love and acceptance you currently chase may seem good at the moment but the pain to follow is not worth it, you know this well. Do not make serious emotional and spiritual bonds with a man who is casual with you. You are worth being seriously wanted as a wife not some mans play toy.You were made for more than quickies, hot and heavy make-out sessions, midnight phone calls and recycled lines coated in "romance". You were made to shine as God's princess. You were made for an unconditional never ending always there loves you wants you is serious about you satisfying love. I will not promise this journey will be easy because there is much pain and regret to walk through I will promise that it is worth it and I will promise that you will never be the same. Sweet one, God our heavenly father knows best. Allow His ways to govern your life. He only wants the best for you. Like a good father His job is to protect you, let Him. Run to Him with open arms with all of your pain and He will give you beauty for ashes. He's waiting, will you let Him lavish His love on you?
xo, your sister

Me last month celebrating my 22nd Birthday!!!