Tuesday, October 23, 2007

His Princess

What does this mean? in the dictionary Princess means: a daughter/granddaughter or a monarch: a female member of royal family: the wife of a prince.
I have a book called "His Princess Love Letters from Your King" by Sheri Rose Shepherd.
She says in the book " It's hard to look at our lives and think of ourselves as royalty. But, the truth is, God is our King and we are chosen by him". As I look through the book and read the letters to My Princess, and the scripture that goes with it....(light bulb moment) It makes me realize that I am a Princess and God is my King! I never really thought about it before. In John 15:16 YOU DIDN'T CHOOSE ME, I CHOSE YOU. I APPOINTED YOU TO GO AND PRODUCE FRUIT THAT WILL LAST, SO THAT THE FATHER WILL GIVE YOU WHATEVER YOU ASK FOR, USING MY NAME. Wow, God chose me to be HIS Princess! I am royalty even when I don't feel like it. God has plans for ME! He will show me how to let go of things in this life that are holding me back from the blessings that HE wants to give me. He wants to teach me everyday and I just need to recognize him has King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Lover of my soul! I don't know if you can tell...but, I am going through some pretty rough times lately. My daughter is a senior in high school and can't wait to fly away ...while Joey and I are trying desperately to clip the wings. I know I am not the only one going through this, but still it is not easy. Joey and I want any guy that comes into Andrea's life to treat her like a Princess. Right now that is not happening and it really makes me sad in a number of ways.
1. Our precious Andrea is so sweet and she has a good caring heart. There is so much potential for her in this life. For some jerk to not see this makes me sad.
2. My Princess should be put first. and if you can't do this ...then don't even come around.
3. My Princess is young in the things of this world.....don't take advantage of her.
4. My Princess is sometimes to willing to help others and while I am proud of her.....I don't want her to get hurt.
5. My Princess should be enjoying her senior year and not having to deal with jerk who is upsetting my family.
Maybe, I should not be calling this person a jerk,( I try hard not to call people names) but, right now that is the best name for him. I am trying to be nice.
Anyway, because we expect Andrea to be treated like a Princess, well, it made me start thinking about what a Princess really is.....and that led me to the book in the closet .....that let me to realize WOW, I am the King of Kings Princess!!! I can go to my King when I am: strong, weary, rejoicing and when I feel crushed. When I need rest, teaching...there is so much that My King wants to reveal to me. You see My King didn't create me for this fallen world....He created me for Paradise, but, the curse of sin tore us apart and He conquered sin and death for me and through the death of his son...I can go to him and live. "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29.
I know God has great plans for Andrea ....He told me in Jeremiah. I remind her of this all the time. While parenting is a huge job ( who ever said it gets easier when they get older...must have been on drugs) I wouldn't take nothing for My Princess!! I love her more than I can express ....I don't know if there is a word that can express it. I know I have made plenty of parenting mistakes and will make plenty more. But, God truly has blessed me with a daughter that is the sunshine of my life in good times and bad. As Scarlet would say " tomorrow is another day". I am sure this too will pass. My heart is say today and tears come to easily. I know that My King will give me(His Princess) guidance and peace. Thankyou My King, THANK-YOU!


Julia said...

makes me mad too!!! I will pray with ya... tell Andrea I love her and she can call me any time!

candace said...

Hey I found you !!1 Great Blog, but how do you find the time??? I am praying too... and I agree daughters are a precious gift from God....I am blessed beyond measure (x 3). I am not worthy of such blessing....but I love and enjoy every minute of every day, even during the drama and choas.
love you, candace

DeeDee said...

Great blog !!! She is a princess -and as parents of daughters, we want them treated that way. But also, as a Mother of a son, I want him to treat his special girl like the princess that she is. Raising children is hard work - but scripture tells us to not grow weary in well doing - for in due season we will reap if we faint not. It is just not "due season" yet for you :) Keep on keeping on!!!!

Praying with you and for you.

Brantley said...

As you know, I have been in Andrea's shoes before. He is putting Andrea in an awful position between him and her parents. The best thing I ever did was end it. It was hard because he would manipulate me to try to go back to him. Now, we can talk to each other as civil people. And look how much things have gotten better for me. I never thought I would date much less marry someone like Jonathan. I was convinced that I had to settle for "the other one". My heart goes out to Andrea because I know she is hurting and I know how it feels. I know you and Joey are also having trouble dealing with this as well.

I'm praying for all of you!