Jesus and His Love for the church can inspire our day and build momentum. Christ fulfilled His purpose on earth with passion and boldness. It wasn’t easy but like most things of importance, it takes devotion.
With our helper in the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to share about this purpose of Christ. We can fight life’s battles together and what begins as a ripple on a pond can turn into a wave that travels far and continues to spread.
To give a lift for your day, take a look at this video: The Proof of Your Love – For King and Country. Have a wonderful day with God!
Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it. – Hebrews 4:16
Photo from Google Images
Reading in Song of Songs 4, the Shulammite girl has an effect upon the shepherd. She steels the shepherd’s heart. Her love is more pleasing than wine. Her lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb. The word pictures the shepherd uses to describe the Shulammite girl in 4:12-5:1 center around the image of a garden. The shepherd describes her as a flush garden with choice fruits, incense trees, fine spices, and a fountain of flowing water within the garden. He says the garden is locked up and the fountain is sealed (V. 12). Water was scarce and precious during this time period and it was sealed to preserve it from pollution and for use of its owner.
Interpreting this reading as an allegory of the love between the church and Christ, it’s inspiring because of the devotion and self-surrender. Fulfilling His purpose on earth was not easy but the love of Christ for us was proofed on the cross. If something is being done for the first time, it may be rough in the beginning. There will be challenges but along the way, we can be thankful for being inspired by the example of Christ as He demonstrates devotion and self-surrender in fulfilling His purpose.
This day with God will be amazing because if tempted to hold back, thinking about Jesus will remind us that love flows best when it flows freely. What is it you need desperately from the Lord today? Be faithful and bring it before Him in prayer so His love flows freely.
I was inspired in reading Song of Songs 3:6-4:7 by the passion of Christ which gives us all hope and enthusiasm for life. Like the song Live Out Loud by Steven Curtis Chapman, let us desire to give God our best, be different, and stand out.
I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. – Psalm 89:1