Dear Single Ladies And Gentlemen,
I cannot explain how good it feels to write that first line to you all!
It’s been a minute and a half on the Frances’ love letters lane on here, good thing I obeyed the pull to to this way and hold up on the Preparation On How To Be A Wife 101 Series.
This will hopefully be a quick one because I am rushing off for a programme.
So last night, during my normal night prayers, my heart was a bit burdened about some issues.
And knowing the Spirit, all those things are sure to come out during prayer time.
And so as I began to just pray in the Spirit and remembered the stuff that I was pained about, I just began to cry… I believe like the Word says, the Spirit makes intercession for us in groaning that cannot be uttered in words, so as He prayed through me, my feelings were all just laid bare before God.
And then He gave me an answer to the heaviness in my heart.
A gentle whisper…
Do you still remember my promises Frances?
For the longest time now, maybe since March, I haven’t really been in touch with all God has said concerning me. I believe them wholeheartedly, but at a point, I just couldn’t remember them anymore.
And so last night, promises from as far as 2014 began streaming into my heart. And the next thing I got was Isaiah 60.
And by then my eyes were dry, and I am like “I remember Lord”.
My heart was stilled, fears were thrown out the window, pain in my heart was rolled away… all because I placed the promises before my eyes and heart again.
Of course you do know that God didn’t just want me to remember the promises, He wanted me to remember what they mean.
And that is the fact that every of His promises are yea and amen in Christ Jesus.
Like, they are certain to happen. Nothing can stop them (except our unbelief maybe?).
And as I lay on my bed to sleep at past 1am, though my prayers weren’t on marital issues, as I began to think of our love letters on the blog, and of course abut my fellow single brothers and sisters out there.
How many of us worry our head sore about whether or not we will ever be settled with God’s choice for us.
We have gone through so much heart breaks, it’s just difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
But I believe that God is asking us, Do you still remember my promises?
The promises are what will keep you grounded when you hear the ugly stories swirling all around you.
The promises are what will keep you strong when it seems like all is bleak maritally.
In Psalm 91, NLT version says “His promises are my armour and protection”.
They are our shield, against the darts of unbelief that satan throws at us.
My brother told me how he suddenly got reassurance from God on his way from work on how God Himself will settle Him with a wife at the right time.
I smiled as he told me because that can only be God.
Fretting and worrying is not of Him.
The Christian faith isn’t just one of mere theory, pick up your Bible, read love stories of Isaac and Rebekah, Ruth and Boaz, see how God is faithful to His children and still writes their love stories and hold on to that.
When doubts come, you better have the promises written down and speak them out loud even as you let joy wash over you at the faithfulness of your Father over your life.
I can’t wait for testimonies from us all.
I am even soooo excited at love stories arising from the “Women at the well group”.
Oh my sisters, I can’t wait.
God is faithful, so faithful, so faithful.
So keep the faith dears.
And know that even now God is working on your marital destiny.
Till our Next Love Letter,
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EstherJuly 4, 2016 at 10:13 am
My dear! I remember oh. Not just marital but all kinds of promises.
And I sometimes ‘ chook’ it into my prayers when the thing don tire me. Am all like God you remember you are the one who said this….and that……….
If there is a specific timing involved I never hesitate to state it. Lol. Not as if he forgot but he did say we should put him into remembrance.
Well don dear. It shall be well.
Frances OkoroJuly 4, 2016 at 11:26 am
I do exactly that too Esther.
Put me in remembrance He says and that I will do till He settles it and it manifests physically…
And IT IS WELL.
exceptionalstarJuly 10, 2016 at 4:27 pm
God is faithful and I know that at the right time all his promises will come to past but sometimes it could be quite challenging to keep faith.
Frances OkoroJuly 11, 2016 at 2:03 am
It is sure challenging but I believe that that is why we should never lose sight of the promises.
It is so hard but keeping the promises constantly before our faces and hearts helps to not fall off the path.
God help us all to hold on Esther…