Look long enough in the eyes of our Savior and, there you will see a bride...He sees her, He awaits her, he longs for her. And who is that bride? Who is this beauty who occupies the heart of Jesus?
You are. You have captured the heart of God. As a man rejoices over his new wife, so your God will rejoice over you.(Isaiah 62:5)
The challenge is to remember that. To meditate on it. To focus on it. To allow his love to change the way you look at you. You have been chosen by Christ. You are released from your old life in your old house, and he has claimed you as his beloved. Then where is He? You might ask? Why hasn't he come?
There is only one answer. His bride is not ready. She is still being prepared.
Engaged people are obsessed with preparation. The right dress. The right tux. The right weight. the right hair. They want everything to be right. Why? So their intended will marry them? No. Just the opposite. They want to look their best because their intended is marrying them.
The same is true for us. We want to look our best for Christ. We want our hearts to be pure and our thoughts to be clean. We want our faces to shine with grace and our eyes to sparkle with love. We want to be prepared.
Why? In hopes that he will love us? No. Because He already does. You are spoken for. You are engaged, set apart, called out, a holy bride. Forbidden waters hold nothing for you. You have been chosen for the castle. Don't settle for less. You don't want to fall into the arms of a stranger. Be obsessed with your wedding date. Guard your forgetfulness. Write yourself notes, memorize God's Word. Get it down into your heart so your heart can be cleaned up and you can get ready for Christ. Do whatever you need to, to aim at what is in heaven. Think only about the things in heaven.
When you received Jesus Christ as your Savior, your old life changed.You become new in Him. (Colossians 3:1-4, Since you were raised from the dead (your old ways) with Christ, aim at what is in heaven, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Think on things in heaven, not the things on earth. Your old sinful self died, and your new life is kept with Christ in God. Christ is our life, and when he comes again, you will share his glory.
You are engaged to royalty, and your Prince is coming to take you home.
by THYME2REST 7 years ago
Who is the bride of Christ ?
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If this is a joke.....well done.
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