Last week’s blog we talked about the desire of my heart to know God as his bride and all that Intel’s. In the end of the blog I shared a poem by Eric Gilmore of Gods response to us. Today I want to take a look into how not only does He
respond but how he first initiate it all and his desire for us.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love” - Jeremiah 31:3
“We love because he first loved us”- 1 John 4:19
See scripture is filled with Gods heart desire for us to know Him and walk with me. The bible isn’t about us discovering ourselves or a behavior modification it’s about us discovering the many facets of God again: He is the ever changing, yet ever-the-same kaleidoscope. We see this very desire in Jesus prayer in John 17:20-26
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.5 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
Jesus’s prayer is for those who follow him may be drawn into the life of the Trinity. The Father (God) sends the Son (Jesus) to us precisely so that the Son (Jesus) may draw all humanity into the relationship that exists between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let that sink in for a minute! The creator of the universe has done everything for us to know and commune with him. That is wooing at its finest. He will have his bride (us) when we realize that “I (we are) am my beloveds and his desire is for me” (songs of Solomon 7:10). We have been invited in and all we have to do is receive it. In Matthew 22 Jesus talks about a parable of a wedding banquet that is prepared for his son. It says that everything is prepared and invites are sent out but no one pays any attention and they go about their business. This can’t be us! He has sent us our invite and is consistent with calling us, desires a relationship with us and loves us. He has made the first move, can we respond?
When I first got saved and was begin to really surrender and pursue the Lord I had one thing in my mind and heart. It was to know what it meant to be a daughter of Christ. It started in 2019 when this journey began and I knew this was where the Lord had and wanted me, because he is a communicator. But here lately I have been in a place of yearning to know Him in the way of being His bride. Throughout the bible it’s mentioned of Him (God) coming back for his Bride (body of Christ) and describes His second coming as a marriage supper.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous act of the saints. Then he *said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he *said to me, “These are true words of God.”
There are so many facets of God: He is the ever changing, yet ever-the-same kaleidoscope. As we say yes to Him daily and walk hand in hand we can’t help but to discover more of him. He is our friend, brother, father, King, Lord, Helper and so much more. Here lately the kaleidoscope of God has ever so slightly shifted and I’m beginning to see the Bridegroom He is. As many things are still unknown to me this I do know so far:
I Love the Lord, Jesus, and He loves me. My heart is crying out to him, wanting more of him alone.
Reader: Do you feel the ache of your heart cry? Or have you grown only knowing it in your head but not knowing it in your heart? Or is this all weird to you, to think of him in that way?
If your answer is yes to all these, as mine were too, know that it’s ok, cause He sees you and He is calling to you. Will you pick up and answer?
Here is a poem by Eric Gilmour that shows what our heart cry can sound like and what God’s heart cry is in response:
Your heart cry seems to be
Please, be all to me
I cannot be what I need to be
I have not ears to hear nor eyes to see
I’m broken by sin in me
Distance from the real joy and peace
I have internal wars that never cease
I’m buried in life’s mysteries
I’m blinded to holy mysteries
I’m outside of your victories
I want to love you now endlessly
So come and rescue me
My love, Come marry me”
With this heart cry, the Lord turns around to us.
Let me be all to thee
None can be what I can be
Giver ears to hear and eyes to see
Thrill your soul with ecstasy
Fill your heart with joy and peace
Make internal war to cease
Bring you into My victories
Lift you above like’s miseries
Take you into my mysteries
Love you now and endlessly
And marry you eternally.”
I love how this poem shows God in response because that is who he is. He always listens, response and is always with us(Isaiah 43:2). Today ask yourself what parts of the kaleidoscope you are looking at and tell God, then wait for his response.