Singleness In Light Of Eternity

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 I know, I know I can already the see the eye rolls of many young ladies who are desiring, have been waiting and some to be frankly honest desperate to get married . I can also hear some ladies saying “what do you mean I shouldn’t desire marriage?” lol of course not. Marriage is a wonderful gift from the Lord and meant to be an example and a reflection of our relationship with him. However, in our generation marriage and  weddings have been idolized and magnified leaving those who are single feeling incomplete, hopeless and sometimes purposeless which is a lie many have believed and soooo far from the truth. We have even taken the worlds approach by encouraging ladies to make themselves available, to even look a certain way to catch the eyes of a man or even worse were conditioned to believe as a single woman when you come to Jesus the next step is getting married. So you pursue, hunger for that, desire that all through your single season….and its wasted. In light of eternity there is so much work to be done whiles your single! I know man go through this too but speaking from a woman’s point of view because that’s what I am. A single 32 year old lover of Jesus and pursing him with everything I have…..until he GIVES me marriage!

Song of Solomon 8:4
Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.

I love this scripture especially this message version is says not stir up love until you’re ready. Many ladies believe they are ready for marriage but let me challenge you are you truly? As I said before marriage is a gift given by God but most importantly it is suppose to mirror the relationship you have with Jesus already. As a single woman Jesus is your husband (Isaiah 54:5), Is he your everything, do you do everything with him and for him?  One thing that confused me upon surrendering to the Lord was I began to notice many young Christian ladies around me who would talk more about marriage constantly, go to conferences for it, pursue it, pray and fast for it than Jesus (which there is nothing wrong with these things) but my hearts desire was to pursue more of Jesus. An aunt of mine even made a comment to my mom stating “Wow Nana is really into the Lord she must be wanting a husband”. I was like whaaaaa lol I was noticing that was the mentality of most of the African woman at my local church. You could have success in your life and career but if you weren’t married it meant nothing and that going to church as a single woman was to find a husband (the devil is a lie ) LOL. Please I wanted Jesus more than my last breath and I still do #lovemesomehim.

Ephesians 5:22
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.

Are You Submitted Bride To Jesus

Ladies how you are single is how you will be married. If your discontent, complaining, unhappy, selfish, not driven or motivated and especially not submitted to the Lord that’s exactly how you will be when you get married. That’s dangerous lol. Marriage is an example of what your relationship is with Christ. So if you haven’t totally surrendered to the Lord in every area of your life then how than will you know how to submit to your husband. So in this single season why don’t you ask God what it means to submit to him. Are you obedient to what he ask you to do, are you mindful of what you watch, where you go, how you spend your time and even your money all just to please him? Do you seek Jesus for counsel before you make decisions?

Proverb 14:1
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

Are You About His Kingdom

What are you doing with this beautiful gift of singleness the Lord has entrusted to you. Are you a wise woman building up his kingdom or are you building your kingdom? Many ladies have their hearts so focused on marriage  that they become idle no doing anything to really impact the kingdom. Some might think the only ministry you will have has only to do with you and your husband. However, your life should be a ministry now. In Genesis the Lord blessed the man and the woman and said “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it (Genesis 1:28).  Many use this scripture solely pertaining to barring children but God wants you to bare fruit so are you? There is soooo much work to be done. All of  you have an amazing purpose outside of your husband in this season.  This season might be for intercession of others, serving your community or local church, traveling on mission trips, hosting events to draw many to Christ,  evangelizing where he places you, leading bible studies, serving children, poor and elderly or might be season to walk in deliverance, freedom, healing, building your confidence, trust and faith in your true husband Jesus! Guess what, when God finally gives you the gift of marriage none of these things stop, your spouse just adds on to it…..to the Kingdom. #Kingdomcouple

 

So you see sis you are burdened with a glorious amazing awing purpose and it doesn’t begin when you get married but, it began the moment you said yes to Jesus…..hehe wait you see how when a man ask you “will you be my wife?”…well when you accept Jesus you actually say yes to being his bride hahah I love that! So now that your married to Christ take his hand in this single season and do life with him. Eternity starts right NOW and he has gifted you with so many other gifts he wants you to use right NOW. So what will you do to impact eternity whiles you wait…for the gift of marriage?

-From Jesus with Love

 

 

 

When God Is Your Lover

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Where do I even start, He has ravished my heart,  captured my thoughts, my body & my mind. There is a longing so deep within me that only He can satisfy. No, no man, absolutely nothing on this earth compares to Him. He truly completes me in every way. I am absolutely nothing with out Him and everything in Him. I never knew a love like this, cant even say I knew it existed but, to forsake all that my heart desires to have Him and his heart. Why there is no greater treasure than in heaven or on earth. He is truly my God, Father, Friend & Lover in the most purest way you can think possible. That’s what makes this LOVE even more beautiful.  So many see God is a distant deity so unpersonable, lacking in emotions besides knowing him for blessings or judgment. However, that is the farthest thing from the truth. I was one of them, I never knew the Lord would and could speak to me. I thought it was a gift for a few select but, when I finally surrendered my whole life to him and he spoke to me just one word chattered every lie & wall I had built up my whole life in the  Christian “religion”. The Lord yearns for a “relationship” with all his children to come know his “person”(personality, image, likeness) through Jesus Christ his son, who was once fully man dealt with all the emotions we go through, died for our sins & rose on the third day. Through him and ONLY him may we come to have an intimate relationship with God.  You see God has always pursued us and created us for relationship with him…..can you believe that the Creator of the Universe creating us just to have fellowship, friendship & relationship with him because he has feelings and desires too. How he looooongs for that with all of us! Especially in our generation, we get to be married to the Lamb, Jesus Christ. We are the bride that he speaks of all through out scripture and in revelation.

Revelation 19 :7-9
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”

You can be as close to God as you want,  you can go as deep as you want to go because God is eternal and his love for us no one can measure the depth or height that means his love is infinite….you can just keep going deeper, deeper,  and deeper . The more deeper you go the more of him you want, like the sweetest honey you wont be able to get enough its amazing!

James 4:8
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you

I started my journey in intimacy by asking the Lord to know his heart. Then he began to show me his heart in the form of burdens during worship and just having a deep love for everyone I met. Soon I began to telling him how I wanted to get lost in his heart ooh, no actually I wanted to live in it and he said “Welcome home”! Haha when he spoke those words I could’ve melted. I love it when my Love speaks to me like that, just one word does it every time. That’s where we were created from the heart of God, each of us fit a unique specific mold in his heart that only we can fit perfectly like a fingerprint.

Here in my journal entry on  01/12/2016  I had the most beautiful vision of Jesus and I getting married. I had a beautiful white dress, laced train that was attached to my shoulder and a beautiful crystal crown. I was walking down the isle and I saw him, my love, my King dressed in a black tuxedo but, with no jacket. He had a white collar shirt with a black bow tow with groomsmen surrounding him. He was ecstatic, almost jumping up with joy trying to contain it with his hands crossed and clasped in front of him. I saw his beautiful wavy hair and a dimple on his right cheek as his smile captivated me and brought me to smile even more….as I said my vows to him This is the one thing I truly seek to live in your heart all the days of my life! Will you have my as your bride, stubborn, strong willed, funny and crazy passionate about you? Yes, I have temptation everywhere in the world trying to get my attention and sometimes I look off for just a moment but, one look of your gaze God, nothing on earth compares. I say I do to you as my groom. I can’t wait to see you. To kiss your hands, feet and run my fingers through your silky wooly curls. To hear your heart beat as I lay on your chest and we dance the night away in the galaxy among the stars. But, oh how you shine the brightest. In your almond eyes I see all the galaxies combined, the universe in a twinkle gazing at me, your beloved, your dove, your bride. I love you with a fire I cant explain. I am in Love with you Lord!!

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So we have a grace in this generation none in history have had before. We get to know God even more intimately as our husbands for we are the Bride of Christ!

Isaiah 54:5
Indeed, your husband is your Maker; the LORD of Heaven’s Armies is his name! He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth.

So will you allow God to become Lord of your life, King of your heart, & Lover of your soul?