A Dance With My Father On This Valentines Day

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Last night the Lord called me into prayer, well actually the pass two nights he has called me to himself. To drop everything I am doing and come into his presence to spend time with him because he needed my comfort, my worship and my love. However,  yesterday was quite different because instead of me dancing with Jesus I just felt the presence of the Father, of Abba. I imagined myself in this beautiful yellow dress, my hair was curly with a red rose in my hair.  As I began to dance in my Fathers arms, I was so overwhelmed by his gentleness, his love and more so his need for me.  God needs us, he truly does each of us are so unique in our creation from head to toe. In all the world there is not one like us therefore the is no one who can take the place of our presence, of our worship and of our love. There is a specif place in the heart of God for each of us and he misses us when we are not there.

You know in this season of my life I am coming to really cultivate and trust the person of the Abba Father. I know that sounds weird right  lol I have been waling with Jesus for 3 years now and I remember the first year just falling madly in love with Jesus asking to know him more and he has definitely answered my prayer. I am still getting to know him even now, then the second year my prayer was Holy Spirit I want to know you, trust in you learn how to relay on you as my teacher. So I came to love and trust the person of the Holy Spirit. However, it  didn’t hit me until last year when the Lord gave me the word “Child Like Trust” did I realize that I didn’t really know God the Father and I had deep father wounds of abandonment as well. Wow he opened my heart up this last year and uprooting somethings I didn’t even know were their. Then he came in and has scooped me up on his lap to just pour out his love and heart on me. As we were dancing I began to cry because he was telling me how many have him so wrong especially his daughters. Many have been heart, abandoned, rejected even abused by their physical fathers and though they may love him through his son Jesus many don’t know him or more importantly know his heart for them. He is not a Father who is critical, judging, demeaning or more importantly he is not a father who will ever forget them, neglect, abandon and reject them.

As we continued to dance Abba Father in the spirit  He put his head on my forehead and this most gentle loving way and said ” You are your Fathers Daughter” I was taking back by those words and tears began to flow. He continued on saying ” You have so much of me in you, you know that strong willed nature, you get it from me” as he touched my nose with his finger.  How many times have we had wrong labels we have received from our own Fathers, or bad characteristic people associate us with connected to our Fathers. So him saying those words were so freeing for me. I thought to myself ….you u know what WOW, I AM MY FATHERS DAUGHTER, Abba Father!

So I just want to encourage you that is how God sees you, beloved.  Look in the mirror, you see that smile, that nose, that chipped tooth, that dimple, your hair, skin color, height, the way you laugh, your strong personality, your introvert ways, your bright creativity, your logic mind, and so much more. He created you perfectly and even if your earthly Father never treated you well, or wasnt really there physically or emotionally, or spoke negative words over you. My beautiful brother/sister you are your Fathers Child, you are created in his image and he soooo desires to take you away from this mundane world into his. Which is heavenly and filled with love, a supernatural love in which you were created from.  So on this valentines day No longer pursue the love that only your Abba Father can give in men or in a women. Avail yourself to him today in worship, Abba Father is inviting you right now to dance with him. In the most exclusive Daddy and Daughter Dance will you say yes? Close your eyes and you will be surprised how God is so desperately waiting to Dance with you, his beautiful daughter today and lavish his love over you!

 

So I am having Date Night With the Lover of my soul again tonight, for our 3rd year anniversary to dance the night away with my Valentine in worship and Praise!!!

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(1st year’s Date Night 2.14.15 where it all began <3_

 

Zephaniah 3:17
For the Lord your God is living among you.

    He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.[a]
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

My Valentines Letter To Jesus….My Marriage Vows

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I know valentines day has passed but wanted to share a sweet moment that I had that day. 3 years ago began my covenant relationship with Jesus I didn’t know what true love was until I surrendered my desire to be loved to him. Since then he has captured my heart, my body, my mind and soul. Truly the God that we serve is so gentle, so tender, so loving, so gracious, so good, so funny, so faithful, and so steadfast. He indeed has become my everything. You see before surrendering to the Lord I didn’t know you could be this intimate with him, I thought he was just a distant God who watched over us, answered prayer and got upset if we did something wrong but that is so far from the truth lol. The saddest part is many people see Jesus this way because they have allowed Man, religion….and I hate to say it the Church, Christians and even pastors to show them who God is rather than looking at Jesus life to be a true reflection of the heart and nature of the one true God!

Exodus 34:1, 4-10
“A God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love

So all of this in my heart prompted me to share my relationship with two other young ladies who then decided to give themselves wholeheartedly to Jesus in a covenant relationship on Valentines day. We had our church young adults ministry and we held a short but sweet wedding ceremony. Where three of my friends bought purity rings and vowed to keep themselves for Jesus until their marriage. It was so awesome. We all had vows we wrote to Jesus and had witnesses to hold us accountable. I am now excited to do this journey with my friends and many others who are now beginning to desire intimacy with God and take their walk with Jesus seriously! These are photos of my friends below…as the Beyoncé song goes “If you like what you see put a ring on it”…well Jesus did lol!celibacy

So here go my marriage vows to the King of My heart Jesus after 3 long years of marriage lol:
 Jesus, we have been through so much together. The first two years was the most difficult I had many thoughts of doubt and even divorce at moments but, your relentless patience, love, gentleness, and faithfulness held me together. You continue to make me feel like I am the only woman in all the world that you love. You have made me stronger, better, you have encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone. You have been my anchor, my rock, and my protector when fear has set in. You have never left my side when many times I have wandered. You have never lusted for another when many times my eyes and my heart has wandered. You are indeed made just for me and I just for you. You have taught me the love and beauty in submission and seeking your wisdom in every decision as my life partner. You have comforted me in the most darkest moments. You held me together when no one else could. My tears are liquid words that you only can read and understand. You have gone before me in all things and as my rear and front guard you have hedged me finely. You are indeed the true lover of my soul. You have shown me love that surpasses anything of this world. Your presence is something I cherish may I never take it for granted. I consecrate myself to you my love on this day. I give you my body, my heart, my soul, my mind  to be fully yours. I vow to stick this out through thick and thing for all of eternity.  I vow to always make you the first person I talk to in the morning and the last at night. I vow to be your help mate, laying down my life to help you build your kingdom. To cover your mission and purpose in prayer. I vow to defend, stand up and be unashamed of you and who you are to me. I vow to share you with others because this is the only marriage you have graced to be and “open marriage”. I vow to take care of our children and family. Jesus I love you take this strong-willed, hotmess of a girl to be your bride!

Isaiah 62:5
As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

As a believer living in this time we have the most beautiful grace to know Jesus even more intimately because we are his “Bride” that goes for you to guys 🙂 . The Church is the bride of Christ but since were individual members and our bodies are his temple we too are individual are his bride. In my season of singleness I have come to know and love Jesus as my hubby before my physical hubby comes! lol He has taught me submission, trusting in him, consecrating my body to him alone, seeking him for wisdom before I make any major decisions, helping me be a good steward of my time so we have time for each other, going on dates with him and including him in every aspect of my life. Jesus has truly been preparing me for marriage and teaching me what it means to be an Ephesians 5 Wife, A Titus 2 and A Proverbs 31 woman. You don’t have to wait start or grow in these attributes ladies when you get a husband start now with the Lover of your soul, Jesus!. Marriage is suppose to be a reflection of your relationship with Jesus anyway! Its been amazing and He is the Perfect Husband lol

-From Jesus with Love <3

This Valentines Day Will You Be A Waiting Bride?

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I see merchandise everywhere as people get ready for the grand holiday of Love; Valentine’s Day. This day is designed to lavish love on the one you love most; who will that be for you? Those of us who are dating have most likely been feverishly looking online to see what they can spend on their significant other. You may be looking for that right outfit to purchase and some, if I can be brutally honest, are looking for the best lingerie, renting a hotel room or gateway and planning on making it the most romantic night to remember.
Now if I may be honest again, how many of us are doing all these things, not for a husband or wife, but instead for a person we want to give husband privileges to, like a boyfriend and wifey privileges like a girlfriend? In a culture that is so sexually driven we look at having morals as being old fashioned, we look to social media to provide an image of what our marriages & relationships should look like, even creating a hastag #Relationshipgoals which portray an attractive man or woman together, or couples of power.
However, I am here to tell you the best and only relationship goal we should have is with our Savior, our God and our beloved Groom, Jesus Christ. Most see God as a Holy Deity that we have to fear. Man has come to the knowledge of seeing God as our Father but very few have come to know God through his Son as our groom and “We” His children are His bride, not the church. The Lord is returning for His bride so very soon. So this Valentine’s Day you may ask how to put all former thoughts and feelings aside and come to know Him as your beloved groom, well here are some pointers below:

 

1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Keeping our bodies as a Holy temple for it is the dwelling place of God. Isn’t that amazing the Creator of the universe, the living God dwells in you by His Holy Spirit! So don’t even think to profane your temple with sexual sin of any kind, with dressing your temple to entice or induce others into lusting after what is not yours in the first place. You were purchased with a price, such a precious price; the blood of Jesus and what a precious temple you are to your groom. I mean if you think about it, would you sleep with another man/woman right before you get married? Most people would say of course not! Then keep your temple pure as a sweet smelling fragrance for your groom as He eagerly awaits to be reunited with you. Yes. Jesus Christ our Savior is in eager anticipation to finally see you face to face and to behold His beautiful bride! So get dressed for Him instead, put the finest outfit and best perfume to prepare a night of intimacy with your groom!

Song Of Solomon 1:3
Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!

Keep your heart pure for Him alone.

If you’re single is your mind occupied with the following questions: Why don’t I have a man/woman? When is he/she coming? Why hasn’t he/she texted me to hang out?
If you’re in a relationship, you may be thinking of your significant other on how they make you laugh, why you love them so much, can’t wait for all the romantic things to happen that night, if he will propose this time (for my ladies) lol etc.
None of those thoughts are pure! We all yearn for deep fellowship, companionship and completion but, do you know that the only one who can complete us is Jesus himself. That longing you have that no other thing can satisfy was placed there by Him because He wanted us to realize how much we need Him and in honesty how much He yearns for that. Do you know we were all created from the heart of God and until you return to Him, there is a longing, a hole in His heart that NO ONE ELSE but, you can complete in Him. Isn’t that so amazing, wow that’s how much you mean to Him and that’s how much He looongs for you! So what things do you have in the throne of your heart? Could be your children, career, dreams, spouse, money, your past memories or lust of this world. There are so many things. Ask Him to clean out your heart and make your heart a home for your groom who loves to be adored by you, loves to be sung too, loves to be talked too and loves to be worshiped by you with your WHOLE HEART. So fill your heart with Him and He alone, begin to create an atmosphere of worship in your heart because that is the throne room of your temple!

Song Of Solomon 2:14
My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Lastly, spend all the time you can with Jesus. You see last year I told the Lord you know what, I just want to love on you so you are my Valentine. I told Him to close His eyes and His ears to all that I wanted to surprise Him with on that day, like He could do that lol but, you never know. I had made it in my mind that I wanted to wear a red dress and asked Him what was His favorite way He liked my hair and I felt very strongly that He liked it when it was curly. So I went to the store the day before our intimate night and low and behold as I walked in there was one red dress left. I didn’t even try it on because I knew it was from Him. I was a little upset that He opened his ears to what I wanted because I wanted it to be a surprise for Him, lol. I requested for the attendance of Abba Father, Holy Spirit and Jesus. Then I did my makeup, my hair and I purchased the Bethel “We Will Not Be Shaken” Concert DVD. When I walked out of the bathroom into the empty living room dressed up ready to worship, my stomach was twisted in knots of butterflies as if I was finally seeing the man of my dream. Immediately I knew that His presence was there, I can’t even explain it, was the most beautiful amazing experience I ever had. I just knew they were all there on the couch dressed in their best to watch their daughter, their bride sing to them. Later that evening my sister joined me and broke down in tears because of the presence of the Lord. He is soooo amazing (sigh) so this Valentine’s day. I say all this to challenge you to do the same. The Lord yearns for His bride like never before because He is soon returning to take those who are waiting for Him, who know Him, and who are ready to be a bride of Christ!

 

Song Of Solomon 7:10
I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.