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How to love the Body

Knowing God is the whole battle.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God,” John 1:2 KJV

To truly love the bride of Christ we must know Christ. We must be deeply acquainted with the Father’s heart for all people and when we adopt His heart for the church we are able to love her. 

One way to know God and His heart is to study the Bible. It gives us insight into who He is, how He feels and what He may do. In John 1:2 we see that God is His Word. Know the Bible and know God. 

The other way to know God is through worship. Worship is how humanity responds to a Holy God. Intimacy with God can be felt through sweet communion with Him in Worship. Proskuneo is the Greek word for worship. It literally means to kiss the hand. Have you ever kissed the hand of your maker? It’s intimate and not in a sexual way. It is a spiritual closeness reserved for those that are in the Spirit.

Prayer is another way humanity can know God. Speaking to God, learning to recognize His voice and choose to obey what He says is the mark of those that know Him.

When we put these three things together, we are able to know God so deeply we become one. We begin to become like Him. This enables us to do what God desires and want the same things God wants.

What does God desire for His people but that they would be with Him, that they would love Him and love each other? Therefore, let us consider three main attributes of the triune God and His heart for the church through the eyes of the Israelites. This will give us insight into what the posture of our hearts should be for the Bride.

Three Main Attributes

In Exodus 34 there is an account of God passing by His servant Moses and proclaiming His own attributes. This list encompasses those attributes.

  1. Love
  2. Mercy
  3. Long-suffering

We must remind the remnant to keep on loving and forgiving. We must encourage each other to suffer long with one another and most importantly we must recall how much Christ loved the church. The church is a central character in God’s story. Our generation is falling away from the church in record numbers.

“It seems all-too-often our churches are actually causing more damage than good, and the statistics are showing a staggering number of millennials have taken note. According to this study (and many others like it) church attendance and impressions of the church as well as people leaving the church, are the lowest in recent history, and most drastic among millennials described as 22- to 35-year-olds. Only 2 in 10 Americans under 30 believe attending a church is important or worthwhile (an all-time low). 59 percent of millennials raised in a church have dropped out. 35 percent of millennials have an anti-church stance, believing the church does more harm than good. Millennials are the least likely age group of anyone to attend church (by far),” said public school teacher Sam Eaton in a recent article written for Faithit.  

If we look at the body as individuals, we might find it hard to endure its imperfections. We may struggle to forgive the humanity of our leaders and fellow sojourners but for the cause of Christ, we must endure. 

We must keep on the road to Zion with our eyes on the prize; our God. When we adopt the heart of our God for His Bride we can love her and suffer long with those, who are in-fact like us, who make up the Church. 

This is how we love the church. Through love, mercy and long-suffering; like Christ. 


Brittany Henry is dedicated to reconciling lost men and women to their God through influence. By serving her family, writing spiritual songs, authoring books, and building wealth through entrepreneurship she is an example of how women should conduct themselves as strangers in the earth. To learn more about her contributions to the Kingdom of God visit FVANETWORK.com and BrittanyHenryMinistries.org

This blog was originally published on behalf of Cornerstone College of Virginia.

Brittany Henry

Whatever It Is

He waits to have mercy.

If we receive Christ, meaning his way of living has become our way of living, the bible says we become “children of God.” 

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12 King James Version).

If we are sons or children of God and together we have been brought into His family, so to speak, then we understand that His role in the family is that of a perfect Father. Not a harsh Father but a perfect loving Father. 

It is for this reason that we can’t profess to be God’s children and not trust Him. In light of His perfection we can know that He loves us perfectly. That His heart towards us is that of a Father who waits to have mercy on us.  

Conversely, not trusting God our perfect Father, is a sin. This is where the children of Israel went wrong in Isaiah 30.

“Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion” (Isaiah 30:1-3 King James Version).

Understand, whatever trouble we find ourselves in God wants to be our main man. When we are pressed on every side, when we are stuck between a rock and a hard place, and when we can’t see any way out, our perfect Father desires that we just trust Him.

“Our protection is not in better circumstances, or in avoiding problems, or in anything on earth. It is in God,” said Pastor Dave Zuleger in a recent article written for Desiring God

Sometimes we need to sit still and watch the Father work! We must know cognitively and volitionally that God on our side is all the army we need to fight any advisory or obstacle. 

“Everyone is going somewhere. With everything they’re trying just to make it to a place where I am not there but when the noise is over a still small voice you will hear. I hope that you believe me when I tell ya that I’ll handle all of your cares. Just wait on me. Be still and know that I am God,” said gospel recording artist Travis Greene in his song Be Still. 

How many of us really believe this though? Do we believe God so strongly that we are willing to stop defending ourselves, to stop fighting for ourselves, and to stop looking for ways out of hard places? 

When our options are few, if not none, let us look to the Father and know that no matter what we have done or not done His heart delights to help. One definition of exalted is to be in a state of extreme happiness! 

The only one who can help us not only has the power to help but also has a deep longing desire to do so. It brings Him great joy.

Furthermore, we are blessed when we wait for the Lord to help us because we will be helped. No one who waits upon the Lord waits in vain. No one who calls upon the name of the Lord walks away unanswered. No one who relies on God for their substance will be let down. 

Therefore let us take heart, all we those belonging to the Way, let us gird up our loans and call upon the Lord. How gracious He will be when He hears our cry. The moment He hears our voice He will lend His ear. Whatever it is, He wants to fix it. 


My name is Brittany Henry and when I am not working I’m writing songs and spiritual songs. I recently wrote a song called, “Whatever it is.” To be notified when my new song is available on all digital media outlets, subscribe to my digital newsletter by visiting brittanyhenryministries.org