It was my second day of "class". I started my studies at 7:30 AM. About 8:05 the phone rang. Must be the devil to distract me. No one calls me that early. So, I completed what I was working on and when I took a break, I checked the answering machine. The message was from a woman in my new church. Wow...someone from church called me! She asked me to call her back as soon as I got the message.
Fran is more of a newbie to our church than even I am. She is in her seventies (and proud of it!) and leads a Tuesday morning Bible study at a nursing home. "I'm going to do something special today, would you come?" I wanted to support her, so I said yes. I quickly hopped in the shower and took off for the 45 minute car ride.
I prayed in the Spirit all the way over there.
A couple of weeks ago I attended a women's prayer meeting. There was seven of us, including Fran. There was a woman there who needed prayer for her marriage. After we prayed, I shared this Scripture with her:
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
I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine.My covenant ring always adorns my right thumb.
Back to Tuesday:
The "special thing" she wanted to do Tuesday morning was "marry" Jesus in the presence of the precious men and women she ministers to each week. She purchased a beautiful ring and even brought a red rose to hold. She asked me if I would come up and pray over her, anointing her as she accepted Jesus as her Husband. I was so very thrilled.
In all my years since I did that all alone in my own living room, I've never known another woman who has done that. I was honored and blessed beyond measure to not only have witnessed it, but to have participated in it.
I praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Hallelujah!
If you have never done this, women of God, I exhort you to do so! It doesn't have to be a James Avery ring. You can use a pipe cleaner if you so desire.
You are your Beloved's and your Beloved is yours! The LORD God Almighty, your Creator, is your Husband!
Because of Him and Unto Him,