One Flock, One Bride, One Man

After Bethel, Jacob resumes his journey to find a bride. He travels to the east, a land associated with man’s fall, Cain, and Babel. Abraham left the east by faith. Spiritually, it is the land away from the Son (Gen. 25:1-6). When Jacob arrives in Haran, shepherds are gathering sheep near a well covered by…

Yours, Mine, Ours

In my experience, most people like to talk. Fewer listen. People are keenly interested in what they’re saying. Fewer ask questions or show as much interest when listening. It’s one of those little evidences of the fall. Conversation is more self-centered than other-centered. This also plays out spiritually. When I talk to God, I tend…

Go Out…Come In

Something I hear periodically is that we need to go outside the church if we want to be where God is moving. Other permutations: We need to get out of our box (church building); God isn’t moving in the church, He’s moving outside. I don’t disagree with these sentiments. God is moving outside the church….

My Queen

Today, I was listening to a song the Lord gave me called, “My Queen.”  The words are below.  I was thinking about the fact that the Lord is in love with us, His Bride, and wants to be loved by us as well.  As I thought about this, my mind turned to how flawed I…

The Temple of the Son

Near the end of Ezekiel, the prophet has a vision of God’s glory returning to a restored temple (Ezek. 43:5).  He has no vision of the temple being built; it is already built–without hands.  As the temple’s design is unfolded to Ezekiel, he sees that the altar lies at the center of the temple.  The…

Get Your Head on Straight…er

The following is a post by Bread for the Bride blog author, Cheryl McGrath.  Cheryl is a sensitive and thoughtful writer whose richness in the word of God is rare.  Cheryl disagreed with my recent post, “Get Your Head on Straight.”  (Please read my post before reading Cheryl’s). After discussing things, I asked her to…

Get Your Head on Straight

“But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:3). God is Head of all.  No matter how many intermediate heads exist they lead in a chain to God.  The woman is under…