As I was sorting through old papers and books from graduate school, I came across a letter that my father sent me several years ago. He wrote this letter when I was having a difficult time adjusting to school and living in Atlanta with family. It touched my soul then and it touches my soul now. I’m so glad that God gave me two praying parents! Their prayers and spiritual covering has kept me throughout the years. As the first half of 2014 comes to an end, many of us are looking to see the manifestation of the things we’ve been praying and asking God to do in our lives this year. It’s so easy to get weary in well-doing and give up when it “looks” like God isn’t moving on our behalf. Well my friend… let me remind you that God operates outside of time. Be not dismayed! He IS moving on your (our) behalf; and what God has prepared is better than what you’ve asked of Him. As my dad encouraged me in this letter to put my faith in Faith (God), I am encouraging you to do the same. For faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet revealed to our natural senses. Stay positive and holdfast to the Truth (the Word of God). God’s Word cannot return to Him void. Be patient and GET READY for what’s to come!! If you haven’t read the book of Proverbs, then I suggest you do so that you may gain wisdom, knowledge and understanding. You’ll need it for the NEXT LEVEL of your greatness!!
While sitting down at the kitchen table, reading my God’s Word, the Lord placed you on my heart. I just want to tell you that I think you are a wonderful daughter; and I love you. Always remember that God will never let you down. He’s always there to help you when we [your mom and I] can’t. You must learn to put your faith in Faith (God). When you earnestly seek God with your whole heart, things will begin to change for you and those you care so much for. He will reward you because He said it in His Word (Hebrews 11:6, read it). Take God the Father at His Word and DON’T LET GO. Stay strong and read Proverbs, Tiffani. It contains so much wisdom, knowledge and understanding. You can stand up to anyone, if you get this book [of the bible] in your heart. Everything will become easy to you. Listen to this Proverb — “A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.” When you have understanding, Tiffani things or people will not be so hard to deal with. ALWAYS GET UNDERSTANDING. Proverbs 3 is full of great lessons that you must get deep in your heart. I prayed to God… I asked Him to give you the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Keep smiling .