The Journey to Love
Many of us desire to experience love, romance and marriage, from the tingly pit in our belly at the first declarations of love, through all the phases of building a life together, until we're shuffling along as a cute old couple. Yet, the process to finding our intended beloved, our forever after love, can be quiet a challenging process.
At times if feels like it's the luck of the draw or a roll of the dice. We cross our fingers, wish upon a star, post cute selfies, surf the dating sites, go on bind date, after blind date and still come up without a love connection. We go to single's conferences, call into prophetic prayer lines hoping we get that precious word of promise, while answering altar call, after altar call, trying to trigger something, anything that will cause love to show up for us.
We throw prayers up to heaven, hoping that God will catch them and reign down the favor of love upon our lives, but how often do we feel like those prayers have gone unanswered.
As we go about our daily life, we're ever hopeful, as we try our best, to always look our best, at all times, just in case we might possibly happen upon that special one. We wonder, day in and day out, when will they come, how they will come, how we will recognize them, while constantly squashing the fears that we're not hoping and praying in vain.
But how do we know we're not hoping and praying in vain? How do we know that God will do what we ask in sending us the mate we want? How do we know if it's even His will for us to marry or will we be relegated to the single's ministry for the rest of our days?
There are two key things we need to capture and understand. One involves the fact that marriage ordained by God is all about purpose and not based on preference alone. You can want what you want, and dictate to God the when, the how and the who, rejecting anything that doesn't fit into box of your personal preference. Nevertheless, God is thinking in terms of purpose and who you need for where you're going... Which may or may not have even occurred to you.
The greatness of His divine foresight sees decades into the future and while His choice today may not make sense to you, it will become crystal clear as you move forward in obedience to His plans. The power of His wisdom will become evident as time goes by. So instead of worrying and stressing, make the decision to pursue God and His divine purpose, and you will invariably connect with the person who God has designed and equipped to help you fulfill purpose in your life.
Meaning, it's a given... If you pursue purpose, you will eventually intersect with the marriage God has mandated for you, as you walk by faith and not by sight, impatience or emotions.
The other key thing we need to embrace is this... If you have a desire to be in a life-long marriage relationship, then know that is a God-given desire, that He fully intends to fulfill in your life. That's because that desire fits in with the overall plans and purposes He has for your life.
It means that He built you for marriage because you have within your spiritual make up, the identity of a spouse. It's what God has encoded upon your spiritual DNA while you were being formed in your mother's womb. It means you share the same spiritual DNA of the individual with whom you fit together by God's divine design... Bone and bone, rib and spine, heart and blood, lungs and breath, you already belong to someone.
Meaning it's not a matter if, but when, as the plans of God are inevitable; Especially when you step into the flow of what He's already doing in the realm of the spirit, in the background of your life and in the life of the one He's created for you. Whether you know who that person is or not, is not so important at this point, because God already knows what He has written for your life, eons before you were born, before time had a clock to measure it.
That doesn't mean that you will always be in the dark on these matters because what God has for you, it is for you and no one can take that away. For the promise of love comes from the Father's heart and He can absolutely bring His desires to pass in your life, with and without your help.
The timing of all this will surely happen according to the time clock of heaven, which means the process of God's plans are already being developed and manifested in your life, even if it doesn't look like anything is happening right now. However, if you want to get a sense of the time frame of heaven, then that begins with building intimacy with God. He knows everything, about every thing, about every person in the universe, including His plans for love.
Therefore, if you want to know these specific plans for your life, then you've got to get close enough to Him to learn His ways, become confident in hearing His voice and to follow the beat of His heart, for His heart beats for love... The love He has for you, your future spouse and the love His has created for you two to share.
The fact that God has written the book on your life journey, then that also means He has a specific process designed to bring that love into your life. The framework for how this happens begins in the spirit and then gives way to the actual occurrences that will bring you together in the natural. It will always be spirit first, then natural manifestation.
Here’s the scriptural basis for how God establishes the path or journey to love in our lives. It's important that you receive, process and pray over these scripture as they will help to build faith in God and trust in His ability to bring love, romance and marriage into your life, just as He has promised.
1. God has already written the story of our lives.
Psalms 40:7 “Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me.”
2. He already knows the plans He's made for us.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
3. He orders our steps into His perfect will.
Psalms 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”
4. He makes all things work together for our good.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
5. He makes everything beautiful in His own time.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time.”
6. God is not a man that He should lie.
Numbers 23:19-20 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
7. He knows us so well, He knows exactly what we need, what we desire and how to bring it to us. It’s already been planned out in his heart and mind.
Psalms 139:15-16 “Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; All the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.”
8. He will ensure that we know exactly what belongs to us and how to receive it.
Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
I pray that as you study these words, they will bring clarity and confidence to your mind and heart, that God does have a plan for your love life, that He does all things well, He keeps His word and He makes all things beautiful in His own time.
I hope this blesses and encourages you and I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Peace, Grace and Blessings In Your Journey to Love.
Ap. Mimi 💜
*Artwork by Ingrida Grosmane