Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My Status has Changed!!!


Hey Friends!!
SOOOOOOOOOOO Much to tell you...where do I start??!!!!??!!

This last Saturday my relationship status changed!!! 

I am know dating this amazing guy from Texas, Y'all meet my boyfriend Andrew!


The Lord really has blessed me with an amazing Godly guy!

We have been talking for some time know and on Saturday he called my dad and asked if he could date me!
Yes, he is a keeper :)

I have always had a different outlook on dating! I never want to date just to date, I wanted to date to find the person I would spend the rest of my life with. I have never dated before now.
I have always set my standards high for a guy. I have always wanted someone like my dad, humble and in love with the Lord! I always wanted someone calmer than me to keep my feet on the ground, and I always wanted someone who had the same moral standards as me. 
I never backed down from those! I got weird looks,and laughs, but I knew deep down, he was out there.
I found this today on Pinterest:


For me this quote above speaks volumes! To me it say's that Ive relized why i have always waited and never lowered my standards to find someone.

As I sit here typing this post now, I get tears in my eyes! I still cant grasp fully how God has blessed me like this! I made a choose to be me, and live the way I felt I needed to, and that person would be out there and would come along some day. 
Last year I struggled so much with waiting on the Lord, and I finally said "Ok God, its all up to you, use me in whatever way you want to!" And here I am now, watching the Lord bless me!
I love the verse in Psalm 37:4
" Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart!"
That verse has been such a comfort to me! I have it painted on a canvas hanging in my room! When I started to love the Lord more than anything else, thats when I watched the doors open!

I have to tell you, if you are someone out there who is waiting for that high standard guy, he is there, DONT ever back down. Cause when you find him, he WILL thank you for having those standards! I promise!

This morning I went on a walk as the sun was rising and I just stopped and watched it! I just stood there overwhelmed by what all God was handing to me! I really felt Him there with me, almost like He was just telling me thru that sunrise " See my daughter, I give good things!" I have always known He was a loving God, but its just so powerful to experience it first hand!

I cannot even start to tell you all how happy I am! It has been so cool to see the Lord work right in front of me! 

I pray, that as you seek His will for your life you will see and experience the same blessing as me!
And for girls out there who have stood up for something different like I have..HOLD ON!!! Its worth it!

XOXO

5 comments:

heather said...

To my amazing oldest child. Im soo glad i chose life for you at what i thought was the lowest part of my life.This blog made me cry the whole way thru reading it. You are a amazing strong beautiful women that really loves the lord.And im honered that you wanted to have me in your life.you have turned out to be the best and i give credit to god and two FANTASTIC people your parents David and Rhonda sterrett you all make my heart smile i love you Joanna

Sara Lynn said...

YAY!!! I am so happy for you! :)

Amy said...

Congrats! He sounds like a keeper!

Melodie Sterrett said...

It has been so much fun to watch you grow up from a tiny baby to a wise and beautiful woman. We have had such fun shopping for DRAMATIC clothes and having deep talks about important things in life. Your choices to honor the Lord and your parents have been an investment in a bright future from which you are just starting to reap the rewards. We are so happy that you and Andrew have found happiness in true righteousness. This is what God intended. You are so right to tell others to hang in there. It really works!

Kerri said...

YAY!!! I love seeing your happiness! Love is a beautiful thing - keep being you! xoxo

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