The Bride of Christ

Today, I will be talking to the single women who are longing for her soul mate.

Imagine setting the date for your wedding.  You are in anticipation as you make arrangements and plan for the perfect day.  The cake and food has to be prepared, several dress fittings, guest lists, and all the other details required to make your wedding day special.  This is the moment you have been waiting for all your life.  It has finally come!

Now, imagine it looking a little different.  Instead of man standing there, God is standing as your groom.  In Isaiah 54:5 it states God is your husband: “for your Creator will be your husband; the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!  He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth.”  Close your eyes and visualize you walking down the aisle with your hair down and full of curls, make up is perfect, and wearing a beautiful white gown.  Your emotions are everywhere, because you are walking into the unknown, but, at the same time, you are filled with excitement.  You can barely hold back the tears with every step you take towards your Heavenly Father.  It is a magical moment as you walk closer to God and take His hand in marriage.  You give Him your all, and you allow Him to have control of every aspect of your life.

Just like any marriage, there are things that will be asked of you.  God is asking you today if He has made you single the rest of your life and just be with Him, can you accept His offer?  Do you trust Him enough to be His bride?  Is He enough in your life to feel complete?  Can you give up your own desires to be with Him, and Him alone?  Do you feel worthy enough to be His bride?

Since my recent break up, God has been asking me the same tough questions.  Is He enough in my life that I will give Him my all?  My desires, my heart, my love, and my worship!  Will I accept His offer no matter my future holds?  Am I ready to walk down the aisle and take God’s hand in matrimony with these terms?  I am praying God’s will be done in my life no matter the outcome.  I am praying that He will always be my husband, my first love!

I am reminded of a song by King and Country called, “Priceless.”  The chorus is powerful.  God is saying to you today:

I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you
Oh, so priceless
Irreplaceable
Unmistakable,
Incomparible
Darling, it’s beautiful
I see it all in you!

God sees you whole!  He sees you dressed in purity and righteousness!   He sees you as PRICELESS!  He sees you “more than all the money or the diamonds and pearls [because] this is who you are” (“Priceless” lyrics).

As you walk down the aisle to become the Bride of Christ, remind yourself you have worth in Him, not in man.  Being single is not a curse but a blessing.  You are never alone when God is in your life.  He sees you, and He says you are beautiful in His sight!

 

 

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10 thoughts on “The Bride of Christ

  1. An important thing for single women – of all faiths or beliefs – to remember. Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you’re somehow worth less, or incomplete. You can serve God and your fellow humankind whether single or part of an Earthly couple.

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    • Yes, we are the Bride of Christ no matter we are married or single. I wrote this blog because marriage is talked about so much about being complete when you find your soulmate or putting singles down for not being good enough because they have not found their earthly husband. I am talking out of experience. I have been talked down to for having something wrong with me being single in my thirties and never being married yet. I wanted to share the importance of having worth no matter where we are in life and being accept through Christ as our husband — as our first love! It is important to remind singles it’s okay to be single.

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      • This is so true. It totally depends on where you are in your own journey. Sometimes there is something going on – an addiction, an illness, maybe a survivor of abuse – also very valid reasons for not being in a relationship. But just the status of being single doesn’t in itself mean there’s a problem with that person. Sometimes it’s a choice.

        Other times, it means there are other tasks for you to do. For example, I have an aunt who stayed at home to take care of aging/ailing parents…and when that part of her life was over, she met someone – in her mid 40s! They’re very happy together. She doesn’t regret not having children of her own; she was focused on what was needed most of her at that point in her life – very selfless and admirable.

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      • I love the story about your aunt. Staying single is sometimes difficult and I truly believe it takes a strong person to be content on being single. I am so glad you aunt married in God’s timing! She was obedient and God provided for her need of companionship.

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  2. Reblogged this on Thoughts to Ponder and commented:

    My New Blog: The Bride of Christ

    God sees you whole! He sees you dressed in purity and righteousness! He sees you as PRICELESS! He sees you “more than all the money or the diamonds and pearls [because] this is who you are” (“Priceless” lyrics).

    As you walk down the aisle to become the Bride of Christ, remind yourself you have worth in Him, not in man. Being single is not a curse but a blessing. You are never alone when God is in your life. He sees you, and He says you are beautiful in His sight!

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    • Thank you for sharing that site with me. I love it! I am going to read the whole thing when I get a chance. A lot of good insight.

      I did see the Bride of Christ in the end times, but I had no idea how to put that in my blog so I left it out. But the Scriptures I did not use are still very useful in this topic.

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      • April, what you wrote was beautiful! Please know that I meant absolutely no negative judgment of it! Each member of this magnificent Body of Christ has a unique function. 😊 Glad you like the series – I am so blessed and humbled to be given to write it.

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      • No, I pray my last comment didn’t sound negative. It was not meant to sound that way. I love the input you have on my writing. You make me a better writing by giving me resources with more details of my topic. So, please do no stop giving me resources or advice. That is why I blog so I can get feedback from others and learn from them.

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  3. This is an excellent post. Even we married women would do well to ask ourselves these questions. Is God’s love enough for me when I’m disappointed or discouraged in my relationship with my husband, or do I have to wait until everything is worked out before I can have joy? Is my husband the one I love the most, or is Jesus that one? If I don’t give the Lord first place in my heart, then I’m breaking the commandment to have no other gods before Him.
    As I said, great post!

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