Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Bridegroom

My post today is taken from "Living and Praying in Jesus Name" by Dick Eastman & Jack Hayford

In considering Christ as the Bridegroom we especially should remember that this title is used when referring to HIS return for HIS bride. As we pray in Jesus' name, our Bridegroom , time should be set aside just to love Him. Petitions sometimes clutter prayer. Requests are fine, but they can wait until after worship. There'll be plenty of time for petitioning and interceding later. For now we'll just reach out and hold the hands of Jesus. Like the bride on her wedding night who longs only to be held by her bridegroom and lover, so we may desire only to be held tightly in the arms of Christ. Worship HIM. Exalt HIM. Yearn for HIM. Hunger after Christ alone.

Give me, good Lord, a longing to be
With You, not to avoid the calamities
Of this world, nor so much to attain
The joys of heaven, as simply for love of YOU.
And give me, good Lord, YOUR Love and
Favor, which my love of YOU, however
Great it might be, could not deserve
Were it not for Your great goodness
These things, good Lord, that I pray for,
Give me You grace to labor for.

May you all experience the Lord in a Powerful way this weekend! I love you all! To join in and read other Spiritual Sunday posts ~ go here