The Apple of His Eye
One of the things that I wholeheartedly believe is that we as women need to know our full identity in Christ if at all possible before we settle down with the love of our life. I have found that over the years I have experienced God as a friend, a father and as a husband. What I mean by this is that in various seasons He has felt more like one or the other specifically to me even though he encompasses all of those all of the time. In the last year I have never felt more like the bride of Christ and I believe it is because I finally let go and let Him show me how much he adores me. Sisters, do you know that you are THE apple of His eye? He lavishes His love and affections on you daily. We can even ask Him to show up in the role we need Him most. I have had to ask Him on countless occasions, “Abba I really need you to be my Father right now.” He has swooped in and been my Papa in ways I could have never known in a worldly sense.
It’s only appropriate that on this date Jesus and I are at my favorite restaurant in Charleston sitting in the corner of the bar. Typically you need a reservation a few weeks out and I never think of making a reservation for one, so the bar it is. 🙂 Jesus is talking to me about making myself ready to be a bride. This process is one of me tangibly working at becoming the absolute best version of me for my husband. And for those of you who aren’t dating or in a serious relationship yet, what better thing than becoming the best you for your heavenly husband. Revelation 19:7 says, “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.”
Is the version of you in the now who you want to be? What images do you have of yourself that may be distorted or broken? Are there parts of you that need to be restored into how God sees you? Remember you are His pearl, you are His delight and favorite creation. May we know the beauty and grace of having a full restoration of our person so that we can be as whole as possible for our spouse. Now we will pray!
Lord Jesus~You say that I am the apple of your eye! You say that I am your workmanship and that you fashioned me in my mother’s womb. I am believing this today. I want to be immersed in truth so that any broken images that I hold onto can be removed. My mind is fixed on knowing what it feels like to be your bride. I crave your love and affections. I desire nothing more than to be whole in you for my good and to bless my future spouse all of His days. I yearn for peace in my spirit and the feeling that comes when you really know yourself deeply. Please have your way with my heart, mind and spirit. I surrender all of the parts of me into your loving care. I love you so much Lord. In Jesus name, Amen!