Dear Brides He really is ALL THAT MATTERS. I have learnt that intimacy with Him gives you so much peace as He works things out. Any problem or situation you face. Anything that has been threatened in your life or taken away. Intimacy with Him will heal your heart if you are hurting emotionally, if you have been hurt, or grieved, or thrown away, or used. He will show you how precious you are and will make you His precious Bride then you will never hurt again.
I love that the writer of Finding the Abundant Life says that we don’t have to wait until we die to live as His Brides. We can simply live our lives NOW as His most precious Bride whom He wants to look after & cherish.
He taught me to SIMPLY TRUST Him, He taught me to SURRENDER. This He taught me at a time in my life when He was my Heavenly Father, my Lord, and Saviour. Back then He had a plan for me to know Him in the most intimate way I ever would. Now that I know Him as my HH and I am precious to Him, I can go to Him about anything, even the mundane daily tasks I need to carry out like cooking, cleaning, ministry work and this has made my life richer and more meaningful.
I understand what the writer is trying to tell me about this Chapter 14 “You’re All that Matters” and He has shown me and led me through some of the toughest times of my life. He showed me was true joy and fulfillment at a time of my life when I lost everything. But then… He became ALL THAT MATTERED.
So yes I understand what He has taught me. And that is if I should lose everything that EVER mattered to me that He would be ENOUGH. That He would have to be EVERYTHING I could ever need. Whether it be sickness, hardships, loss— you name it. I truly believe that this is the ONLY way we can live our lives ABUNDANTLY. He has to be EVERYTHING. If He does not become EVERYTHING and the centre of our existence we will always be disappointed, let down; we will never be able to live in peace and in joyfulness in trials and loss and hardships.
In my previous job I had a friend and a month after I left she lost her whole family, husband, kids, and father in a very tragic way. At times I would sit and wonder and can only imagine how she feels and what she is going through. It pains me to write this but I realise that He needs to become ALL she needs in her discomfort and distress of utter loss. So I pray, my Love please become EVERYTHING to my dear friend, may she delight and find her happiness in You.
Currently, I have been struggling with how I spend my time. The things I do with the time that I have available. What I experienced was that I was spending time fruitlessly on things that were not beneficial to my relationship with Him, it made me guilty and that guilt kept me away from Him.
Then He blessed me with the most beautiful Love song that HE sang to me and replaced that which I sought which took me away from Him with something better. He is so faithful!
I will live out these principles knowing that whatever I face or have to face in the future that He is ALL that Matters. I will live it out by others by telling His Brides that they are precious to Him and that He wants to give them everything they need if they come to Him.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. —Psalm 27:4
I love this scripture. Just to be with the Lord in His beautiful presence. We can live in His presence all the days of our lives as we seek Him daily.
“The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband” (1 Corinthians 7:34)
I can most certainly understand and agree with this verse. I can remember a time in my life when I could spend hours in the Word. Praying, reading the Word, writing to the Lord. It was a wonderful time and I remember telling Him that if He did not restore my marriage that I would be fine. I knew I would be happy and fulfilled with just Him if He saw fit not to. Now much of my time needs to be devoted to my EH and my children especially my restoration baby.
“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready” (Revelations 19:7)
My Love, forgive me for this ongoing struggle I have with my flesh to do things with my time which is not worthy of You and makes me feel guilty for taking me away from You.
Thank you for Yvonne’s PR which really helped me to understand my struggle and how I needed to deal with it. You are always so faithful in helping me with my struggles and always loving me and showing me Your love despite my weaknesses. Even when I feel unworthy of that love you pour on me. Help me to be faithful to You.
Dear Brides, in “You’re All that Matters” the writer writes about how she was threatened and could have lost EVERYTHING dear to her and even her finances that she needed to look after her kids but instead of being scared she felt JOYFUL knowing that “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in -despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
She knew without any doubt or fear that whatever happened would be a good thing. She embraced her circumstances without any fear but with JOY knowing He would take care of it and He did!
So this Chapter 14 “You’re All that Matters” will help you to understand that He is All that Matters, no matter what you face, no matter how bad things look, that when He becomes All that Matters and you become joyful in Him expectant, you can know that He has a plan for your GOOD and to work out any trial or situation you face!
Dear Brides, in life we have many hopes and dreams. There is much that we are working towards and striving for. This book will help you to become intimate with Him and to find out what amazing plans He has for you as you become His Bride, Living the Abundant Life He died to give you here on earth. You will find that He wants to bless you with so much more than you could ever have even imagined for yourself. I know I am living it!
Marriage Evaluation and Restoration Journey Minister