TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
You are the apple of My eye. I see you as you will be on the day of fulfillment – perfect and blameless. Your history is not your destiny. You are My prized possession so do not fear My presence.
A WONDERFUL LIFE
God hears your prayers wherever you are. But there are special places Jesus commands you to go where you take special prayers because you’re looking for special results. That’s part of the romance between you and God. That’s how intimacy works.
Now, I’ve been married to my beautiful wife for 30 years. When I was young and poor, I would take her to the Dairy Queen. Romantic? No. An intimacy builder where she could see my true love for her? No. But drive six hours to the Dairy Queen in Hot Springs, Arkansas just so I can be with her for six hours? She got the point!
Just like that, Jesus loves it when you consider how to build intimacy with Him. He is a Bridegroom after all and He’s been building a “secret place” for you for over 2,000 years. Jewish wedding tradition is a shadow to give us a sneak peek into God’s great plan.
Back in the day, a Jewish man would take all of the wealth he had earned – everything he owned including his own identity – and present it to the girl he wanted to make his. The more extravagant the gift, the greater the promise of a wonderful life together.
After she accepted his gift, that young man would run home and build the house they were to share. Do you think he built a shack? No! He would think of her every need and desire, wanting to please her and show the depth of his love.
Jesus is our Bridegroom. He paid the price with His life. He’s gone to prepare a place for us and it’s going to be amazingly personal to each one of us. Are you preparing to meet Him? Are you sending Him love letters of prayer and praise to encourage His affection? That’s romance and believe Me, He is listening!
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. – John 14:3
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – INTIMACY