Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Few Pondered Thoughts…

Recently, I have had the privilege of reading “Before You Meet Prince Charming” by Miss Sarah Mally with a dear friend of mine. Though we have not quite finished yet(with only a few chapters left), I have thoroughly enjoyed the book thus far. I have gained much knowledge and understanding on purity, and would highly recommend reading this book, if you have not done so.

Through reading “Before You Meet Prince Charming”, I have been encouraged and uplifted, as well as challenged. The topic of purity is one that is very seldom discussed in our day. This book has made me realize how important it truly is for us, as young maidens in Christ, to use our time wisely and devote our lives to God as we wait on the Lord for the things in our future. He has ordained a plan for each of us, and promises to give us an expected end.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

~Jeremiah 29:11~

I know for certain (and you should as well) that the Lord is planning something marvelous for each of us, whether the outcome turns out as we planned or not. Are you trusting in HIS plan?

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

~Romans 8:32~

What a comforting promise He gives us in Romans 8:32! He has provided us with all the armor to live our lives diligently for Him. We are His children, and we have been given a responsibility to shine our lights for Jesus Christ! In these eminent years (no matter what age you are), we have to seek God and serve Him with our whole hearts, rather than thinking upon things that are frivolous and unimportant, or trying to change God’s plans.

We all (I included) struggle sometimes with persistently serving the Lord. Although this is true, we need to strive to give our best to God, and to use our time wisely for His glory!

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9 comments:

Rosi said...

Dear Jenna,
Your sidebar picture looks beautiful! The color purple looks really great on you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book, I may keep a lookout for it!

Sister in Messiah,
-Rosi

Bonnie said...

Great post! :)

And that photo is amazing!

Amanda said...

Yes,

Purity is RARELY discussed these days.

What a wonderful inspiration you are to so many young women.
God is so well pleased with servants like you who take such a stand.

Bless You:)

Mrs. Amanda

Lauren Brittany {A Corner Pillar} said...

These are some great thoughts, Jenna! :) I too have read Sarah Mally's book, and found it a wonderful encouragement. Sometimes {more like oftentimes!} our plans don't match up with God's. It can be difficult to relinquish our desires, but God's plan is always better for us than ours is! That, to me, is so very comforting.

I hope I get to see you soon! Maybe at the Spring Frolic in a couple of weeks? :D

Grace said...

Ah, Miss Jenna, my dear friend, you may want to check my blog's newest posts.
With Lots of Love,
~Grace
P.S. I shall hopefully be sending you a letter soon. :)

Shannon said...

What lovely thoughts dear friend.... it has been such a blessing reading "Before you Meet Prince Charming" with you and studying the beauty of purity {which has been sadly put away in our society} and the responsibility that we have as young ladies living for the Lord to shine His light. I am so thankful for you, my dear friend, and your sweet encouraging words are a blessing to read.


In Christ,
~Shannon~

{PS~ I love your new profile picture! It matches mine! I wonder why? *smiles* :)

Lacie said...

Your blog is truly a joy to read! I am a new follower, but I will be back often to read about your God-filled life! You have a real talent in photography! The pictures are so great!

Bless you and your family,
Lacie

Northern Bell said...

Hi Jenna!
Thank you for the wonderful post!
I recently finished reading "Before you meet Prince Charming". And in the back of the book it has comments made by some of the people who have read the book, one mother took the words right out of my mouth in describing what the book was like:
"It did not compromise one's purity while reading about purity."
I absolutely love the book!
Thanks again!

Sarah said...

This was a beautiful post, Jenna! You have a way of writing that is so encouraging and uplifting . . . and I especially appreciated how you concluded this post with sharing:

"We all (I included) struggle sometimes with persistently serving the Lord. Although this is true, we need to strive to give our best to God, and to use our time wisely for His glory!"

How true this is and thank you for the reminder!