Daily Delight

Friday, June 19, 2015

Some of you are single, married, engaged, or even divorced. Regardless of what your status is, let me inform you of something: You are already a bride
Yes, you. You are already chosen to be a bride. You see, the moment you say yes to Jesus., you say "I do." When you say yes to Jesus, you are entering into a lifetime commitment to Him. When you invite Jesus into your heart, you are not only a child of God, you become an official bride of Christ. One of many. And I never saw it this way until He showed me.
I have been single for thirty-one years. During this journey, there were tears, anger, regret, fear and doubt. It would creep into my head and torture me. I would see people around me dating and getting engaged, married and having babies. I would think to myself, "Why not me?" And the Lord simply spoke to me and said, "You are one of the kept ones." Months before this moment, God also told me "Don't think of singlehood as a bad thing. Think of it this way: I am not done with wanting you all to Myself." 
How flattering it is that God would say this to single little me. 
God wants me all to Himself? I am kept? I had a hard time comprehending this. And then bam! The light bulb went off. I am in a committed relationship. With Jesus. I am already someone's virtuous woman. He has already proven His love for me. He provides for me as a husband would. He will never leave me. He will never cheat on me. He will never let me down. This is something I cannot walk away from. I am a bride. 
Have you felt this way? Can you relate? Even if you can't or are still in that period of "I don't understand", read this. These are His vows to you:

"My beloved, 
I am the One you have been waiting for. I have been the One since the beginning. All this time that you have been searching for someone, I have been waiting for you to find the answer...Me. I held you before you were born and I have been waiting to hold you again. I know your deepest fears and biggest dreams. I get jealous when you seek others instead of Me. Selfishly, I want to keep you all to Myself. I want to be the one that makes your heart beat. You are my precious gem, My kept secret. My love for you has been proven. And it is matchless. Limitless. Even if or when someone comes into your life, their feelings will never match Mine for you. You are my chosen one. You are the apple of My eye. I would part the seas to get to your heart. 
Lay in the garden of My peace and you will find your strength. Lay your head upon My shoulder and your tears will fade away. Learn to hear My voice as I hear yours. I want to be the One you run to when times are tough. I want to be the One that makes you smile. This is why the plans I have for you will surprise you. I like surprising you. 
My beloved, I am constantly amazed by you. You are my greatest treasure and masterpiece. I know the key to your heart. I want to be your best Friend,  Poet, Hero and Soul Mate. I don't want anything or anyone to replace Me. I will love you through thick and thin, good and bad. Hold onto Me. My written word is My love letter to you. Read it and you will hear My voice and feel My love. Take this adventure with Me. 
Let's fly together."

If this hits the deepest part of your soul today, please know this: 
You are not alone. You are wanted. You are chosen. You are not forgotten. And you are dearly loved. 

I am my beloved and my beloved is mine. -Song of Solomon 2: 16. 

If you don't belong to anyone right now, know that you will always belong to Him. You will always have a place in His arms. It's reserved just for you. You are His bride. When the day comes and the veil is lifted, we will see Him in all His glory. 

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed... -Revelation 21:12-21

One day He is coming back for us. Our goal should be to remain holy and pure until the day comes where we are united with our King and groom. To be set apart is to give up a life of emptiness conquests. But in return, we will find that life with Him is worth living, full of adventure and love. 
"He has marked my heart with his scars. One touch from that person can make your head spin. One touch from Him will make your world spin."-M

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About the Author

Mare has a heart completely taken by Jesus. She loves to help encourage single women. In her spare time, she is working on a book. She is also a songwriter/singer. She lives in pursuit of the heart of the Father.


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