- Jim Corbett
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“To gain a bridal heart, you need to become a study of Jesus. It must be your priority for living. It is imperative to learn what thrills Him, what grieves Him, what He will not tolerate, and what breaks His heart. That is just the beginning. You are to take the heart posture of holding Him in high esteem to the world, defend His reputation; and maintain His honor out of love for Him. This can only be achieved by devoting yourself to learn of everything that He is and all that He desires. You must gain an understanding of His heart and take on His desires as your own.
"Few feel the need to invest so much of their time learning of Him. You will have little company as you pay the price required to gain this knowledge on your way to a love relationship. Stay the course, however. You have found the innermost desire of My heart. I am with you.”
Phil. 3:10-11 AMP
10) [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
11) That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
Rev. 19:7 NIV
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Those who have responded to the call that the Holy Spirit has issued know that their relationship with Jesus is much more than the initial salvation experience. It is far beyond a system of good works, greater than any and every program, past functional obedience, and continually resisting the temptation for personal gain. Their quest is to have selfless intimacy and a personal love relationship with Jesus. They have begun to understand His heart and pray for the power to mirror it at any cost. To please only Him has become their goal.
We choose to love only You, Lord,