Sunday, October 09, 2005

Song of Solomon One thru Four

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine...

The Beloved is crying out to the Father, I want to know the intimate touches of Your Son's Word on my heart. In today's terms, I want to have a fresh revelation of Jesus. I want to read the Word and find Him there, daily. A new kiss, a deeper touch on my heart, mind, will and emotions.

The love of Jesus is ultimately better than wine, or in our case, the riches of this world. Better than fame and recognition by men. We must know the love that is sweeter, more desireable than our greatest ambition. The love that is worth it all. This is the love of Jesus. It changes us inside and out, even our emotional chemistry.

...Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is like purified oil poured out. Therefore the maidens love you.

The Beloved, you and me, declare Jesus is the fragrance of our lives. Pure oil is soothing, healing and takes away the roughness. It has value. What are the things that have value in your life? The love of Jesus is far above, far greater.

No wonder people love you. Jesus, you are worth loving! Rightly do they love you, those who love you!

...Draw me after you and let us run together! The King has brought me into His chambers.

Jesus, draw me into the intimate place you've already prepared for my by the cross. I cannot run, I cannot DO unless I first learn to be still in your presence. Unless I am comfortable in the secret place. Draw me, woo me, I will go with You. You can see and have all of me. Even the dark places of my heart.

And when I'm ready, so the word and I'll run with you. I'll partner with You as You do the Father's will to see His kingdom established on earth as it is in heaven! But, I must run from the chamber. Otherwise, I'll grow weary and fail. Otherwise, it will be all about me, my name and my fame. But, it must be about You! Only You.

... We will rejoice in you and be glad. We will extol your love more than wine (or whine in some of our cases.) Rightly do they love you!

Yes, Lord, I want your love to sustain me, to make me smile, to make me happy, to be the source of my inspiration and peace. You love me. So I love you. Oh, good going all you who love the Lord. Never give up. Never turn back. His love is the treasure worth pursuing!

3 comments:

Heather Diane Tipton said...

I wanted to comment on the whole post.. but I'm about to run out the door... but I love this post!

"It changes us inside and out, even our emotional chemistry."

Ain't that the truth!!!!

Tracey Bateman said...

Rachel,
what a post, girl. have you been with Jesus today? :)

Rhonda Gibson said...

Rachel,

This is a beautiful post! :)