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Today’s Truth

In colorful garments she is led to the king.

(Psalm 45:14, CSB)

Friend to Friend

Rarely do I see more beauty on the face of a woman than on the day of her wedding. She’s the belle of the ball and she knows it. Her eyes twinkle as she walks down the aisle toward her groom and her smile speaks to the confidence she feels.

And she’s J Lo on the dance floor. Unhindered. Exuberant in celebration of her big day.

Brides are often consumed with the details of wedding planning. They reach out to best friends, family, co-workers and loved ones. They invite others to share in the big day.

There are showers and parties and cake-tastings.

There are presents to buy and dresses to try on, menus to peruse, and tuxes to rent.

Brides know their wedding day is special. They know this is their day for the spotlight. Their day to shine. A bride laughs, smiles, glows with love…

… and she dances! She celebrates this one day that is HER day!

Royal weddings don’t happen every day. They’re special, grand occasions full of fancy, opulent indulgences that dance elegantly in the dreams of little girls.

All the feels are happening here! Psalm 45 invites us to an extravagant wedding.

(v13) The bride is beautiful within, filled with light, love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, goodness and self-control. Darkness, hatred and evil have no place in her…

No matter our earthly experiences with grooms, we, the church, are the Bride of Christ. And He is the perfect gentleman. Royal by all accounts. King of kings! But more down to earth and intimate as the closest of earthly friends.

Stand tall, royal Bride.

Your groom adores you, cherishes your love and sees you as beautiful.

Let’s Pray

My Heavenly King, My Love,

You are the embodiment of excellence, splendor, majesty, truth, humility and justice… surely worthy of all praise! Thank You for seeing me as Your beautiful, cherished bride. Please lead my heart to a fresh place of loyalty and royalty today as I celebrate the blessings found in Your eternal love.
In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

Read Psalm 45. How does this stir you toward preparation of Christ’s return?

Read Rev 19:6-10, then close your eyes and imagine the splendor of that day! Worship in response. Write a prayer in your journal or on the wall of my blog.

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6 Responses to “The One Day That’s Hers”

  1. Dawn says:

    I have a question. Psalm 45 v 13 when I click on it it does not say what is quoted in this message. Is this in a particular version or is it from a specific interpretation?

    • GiGs says:

      The Christian Standard Bible Psalm 45:14 In colorful garments she is led to the king; after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.

  2. Alison says:

    Can you please show me where in Psalm 45:13 the verse shows what you stated? Am I looking at the wrong version?

    • GiGs says:

      The Christian Standard Bible Psalm 45:14 In colorful garments she is led to the king; after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you. Blessings 🙂

  3. Jakki says:

    Gwen, as always, you’ve written a beautiful devotional. Thank you [and all of the ladies who contribute to this website] for all that you do to uplift the Kingdom of God. Love you !!

  4. Kelly says:

    Stand tall, Bride! He adores you, cherishes you, sees you as beautiful! This reminds me of my value to God. No matter what happens on this earth, He adores me, protects me, provides for me. Thank you for this royal picture. My value is in what He has done for me. Wow!

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