Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Being Married To God.

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In a past blog I spoke about women who are desperate for a relationship.  They feel because they are not with someone, this means they are lonely and depressed.  As I spoke in another blog (seen here), you are never single when you have God.

To those women who are single, you are already married, and you have the greatest husband of all. Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:2 states “I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.”

Every time you read the Bible you can interpret a verse a different way depending on your circumstances.  And that is a good thing.  It is God helping you learn His ways and what He wants for you in every circumstance.

Let me explain the idea of marriage and being single.  As the above Bible verse states God is jealous for us.  Do not get this confused with being jealous of us.  All this simply means that if we give someone or something our attention that takes us away from God, it makes God angry.

Marriage, despite popular belief, is suppose to be another way to honor God.  If you read Ephesians 5: 25 that states “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church.”

The way God designed marriage was so people could understand how and why Jesus sacrificed himself for us.  Even with the first marriage, where Adam ate the fruit after Eve (read my blog here for deeper understanding). Adam gave up his place in the garden of Eden to be banished with is wife, because he did not want to see himself parted from her.

You may be asking how this ties to you as a single unmarried women.  Well it simply means this.  Why are women crying over just any man, wanting just any man? This is not God’s ultimate design.  He wants each women to be married to a man that is willing to give his life up for her to make her holy and clean.

If by chance women you are single or are in a relationship that does not provide you with that, it makes God jealous.  Because that relationship is not what He designed and He knows you can do better.  He wants to give you someone that loves you like He loves you and sees you like He sees you.

Just like it is stated in second Corinthians, He wants you to be his bride first.  This is for a couple of reasons.  The first is by knowing God, you work on yourself and you conform to His image.  The second is because once you know God you know what to look for in a potential husband.

Once you have mastered these two things, then God will give you up to a man that He feels worthy.  Also, you do not have to worry about Him being jealous for you.  Because the right man will not take you away from God but push you more toward Him.  Thus, causing you both to grow together and glorify God with your marriage. Make sense?

Lusting after the idea of marriage, man, or relationships is an idol.  Thinking about or putting anything before God is an idol.  This is why God wants you to spend time being married to Him first. Commit your whole heart to Him, just as you would your natural husband.

When you achieve this, the husband you have been waiting for will appear.  Your husband can be just a step away, and the only person that could be keeping him away is you, and your refusal to grow.

Check out my book (here) it goes into all of this as well as my relationship with God and how I became content with waiting for a godly marriage.