“For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.” (Isaiah 54:5-6)
Did you know that God wants to be your husband? And just like every husband has responsibilities towards his wife, God will also carry out the duties of a husband in your relationship. Firstly, He will protect you. That means an “army” can come against you, but when God is your Protector nothing can overcome you. He provides, cares, defends, and He is faithful to all those who are married to Him. When we marry God, we become one with Him. The privilege is so great that even those who bless us will be blessed and those who curse us will be cursed (See Genesis 12:3). After all, if God is for us, who can be against us? (See Romans 8:31). When we have a covenant with God, we can rest assured that our lives will never be the same.
Having a covenant with God is not about becoming a religious person. On the contrary, it’s an honour because He wants to have this relationship with each and every single one of us. But the question is: Are you ready to become His wife? Are you ready to divorce the world and sever all ties with unfaithfulness?
In order to have a true relationship with God, we have to set our minds on the things above and not on the things of this world. And the reality is that everyday He gives us an opportunity to become His. However, our actions show what we are thirsty for and how thirsty we are for Him. If we want Him, we have to live in accordance to His word and divorce the world and its practices.
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Colossians 3:5)
When we are thirsty for God, our priorities become what pleases God. Our thirst for God will also be visible through our attitudes and choices.
God is calling everyone. “For the Lord has called you Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused,” Says your God (Isaiah 54:6). That means, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been despised, if you are sad, lonely depressed, etc. He wants to make whole again all those who are broken and pour out His Spirit on EVERYONE who is thirsty.
“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.””(John 7:37)
When we have the Holy Spirit, we have the assurance that God is with us and more than anything else, we have the certainty of our salvation and we can look forward to the great things our Bridegroom is preparing for us, His bride. “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2) What a privilege indeed!