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Hi! We're Lance and Rebekah Gibson. We are newlyweds happily settled in the Lonestar state. We love lots of things including drive-in movies, game nights, anything involving the lake, and our Lord and Savior.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Heart

When the rain is blowing in your face,
And the whole world is on your case,
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows and the stars appear,
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you haven't made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong.
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong.

I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue,
I'd go crawling down the avenue.
No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret.
Though winds of change are throwing wild and free
You ain't seen nothing like me yet.

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do;
Go to the ends of the Earth for you
To make you feel my love.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trust.

One more test and I will be done with high school... Crazy. The gravity of that is finally hitting me.  It's finally hitting me that I am about to enter a stage of life which holds great and unknown change. 
How comforting it is that I know the One who holds my tomorrow! I can't imagine trying to do this without the knowledge that the Lord holds me in His hand and will guide me into a life that He has perfectly planned out for me.  There's another fact that just overwhelms me. It is so amazing to me that the Creator of the universe, who needed to do nothing more than simply speak to form the heavens and the earth, has a specific plan for MY life. Little, insignificant me?! Crazy. The depth of love that, that symbolizes is just ridiculous.  Because of this, I know that no matter what happens, no matter who leaves, no matter if I don't completely understand where I'm supposed to go, no matter what, as long as I keep my eyes on Him,things are going to be juuuussssttt fine.  


Trust in the LORD with all your heart 
   and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, 
   and he will make your paths straight.
 ~ Proverbs 3:5-6


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Choose You.





We were talking the other day about my many friend's relationships that are ending.

You were quiet for a moment. 

Then you told me, "If you are wanting to leave me, I won't let you."

It was simply spoken, but I still caught my breath as I realized again. . . 

You want me. You love me. You choose me. You don't want me to leave. 

Mmmm.

I didn't realize how much I needed that reminder until you said that.

I choose you too. 


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Love Will Dismiss Your Fears



I am making the first move.

I am taking the initiative.

I have no idea where this burst of confidence is coming from, but I like it. 

I am not going to be afraid of saying the wrong thing or showing how I feel.

From now on, you (every single person other than myself) will know what I'm thinking. 

You'll know how I feel.

The love. The hurt. The sadness. The joy.

 I hope it's not too late. 

People. Pleaser. No. More. 



Saturday, May 7, 2011

They Call Her Love

So lately I've been reading a pretty incredible book called Boy Meets Girl. It's by Josh Harris, who is the same man who wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which describes his decision to quit dating and focus on his relationship with the Lord. I haven't read that one, but the one I'm reading now is, like I said, amazing. It tells the story of meeting his wife Shannon and how they pursued an intentional relationship - one that was dedicated to keeping God's will first and focused on whether or not His will included the other.  He brought up so many good points. I've been convicted quite a few times and I'm only on chapter 7. These are a few of the things that have really stuck out to me (some of these may seem like "duh", but I think we often forget them):


- Before two people can please God as a couple, they must first be individuals who want God more than anything else and who know that only He can satisfy the deepest longings of their soul.

- You have to give your dreams of forever and your desire for love to the Lord COMPLETELY. Only then will you accept what he brings your way. Only then will you be able to look at a relationship that doesn't work out and cry not just because your heart is broken, but because your God cares enough to close a door that leads somewhere other His beautiful plan for you. 

- God's glory has to be the ultimate purpose of ANY relationship.

- People in a God-glorifying relationship want God's will more than anything else. With that comes a selfless desire to do what is best for the other person. (I John 3:16)

- Patience is important not only in the waiting for the right time to begin a relationship, but also in allowing it to unfold at a healthy pace. 

Anyways, this book is chock-full of testimonies and advice that line up with what the word of God has to say about love and relationships. And a slap-in-the-face is always a good thing. 


"Entrust your dreams of love to His care."