Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
Revelation 19:7-8 ESV
I don’t know how many of us take time out to reflect on – what happens after this (the eventuality of man’s existence).
We were bought with a Price so as to be presented to God as a bride (male and female), holy, blameless and spotless unto God. We are being purged so that we can stand before the King of Kings, being made one with Christ at the end of our journey here on earth. We ain’t here by default but here (created) for a divinely, nudged and carefully put together template, which is to be married as one with Christ at the end of our being here on earth.
So I will like us to look at the moments precedent to our marriage with the Lamb. Firstly, we accept Christ as our Lord and saviour; we take baby steps unto growth in Him. Secondly, while growing, we take consistent measures to living life as unto God, pleasing and giving Glory and honour to Him.
Thirdly, being aware of the race we are in, we tend to live consciously; being aware of the need to stay in pursuit of His Purpose for our individual existence. Let me digress a bit, imagine the relationship trend, where a man and lady are into a relationship, which to them, they are aiming at the same goal, which is to be married. Okay, in a scenario where this is happening, both parties tend towards guiding and guarding jealousy the relationship they both uphold, knowing that there is a common aim or ground.
Now, let’s get back to where we started. Just as a man and a woman or lady take steps to growing and grooming themselves, and to learn more about themselves. Also, Christ is yearning for a serious relationship with you and I. Yes dear, He is. You might have gone out for altar calls countless times, all correct!. You might have taken the walk with Him seriously before now but all of sudden got distracted, because you fell prey to the saying – “He is not coming. They’ve said He would come and years have gone past but He still hasn’t”. Maybe your convictions of eternity got eroded because of an experience you prayed and fasted for but it was like – the God you held highly esteemed in your life, stayed or backed off when you needed Him the most. So many scenarios are coming to my mind as I’m typing all of these. But then, you have made it to this very second you are reading this, which I must say is a privilege, even if you don’t see any other reason to appreciate the being – Him in your life. Many times when I am getting all worked up on whatever is happening around me and with people around me, I am reminded of – Life (Living; the ability to Inhale and exhale; and also, the Grace and strength found in all the experiences I thought I wouldn’t make it through, that I was able to make it through.
So my dear, your courtship with Christ is paramount as much as your earthly courtship with the nice guy is. I would say, much more.
Don’t joke with it under the premise of “God understands”. Oh my my, God does understand you but doesn’t understand why you know what is right and still choose to do what’s wrong.
Take your relationship with God seriously. At the end of it, it remains you before God. As all will be judged – Individually!!!. 🤔
Do have a fulfilling week ahead. 🙇