Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Song of Songs 5-8

We finish reading through the poetic and juicy love dialogue between King Solomon and his bride as their relationship grows from courtship to marriage (Song of Songs 5-8).

It's still a little awkward, at least for me, to read through their private moments and interesting word choices.

And yet, I know there's a point in all of this loving adoration.

Okay, so maybe we don't talk like this couple did back then (you know, in Bible times).  But the ways God calls spouses to love each other is the same.  Husbands and wives are supposed to adore each other (even though there are days they make us crazy).  It's part of being faithful to each other.

And as I think about that, I know how easy it is to put the adoration for my husband on the back burner, especially as we are in over our heads at times raising our three young children.  It's not easy; but then again, I don't think marriage was meant to be easy.  It's just meant to give us a tiny glimpse of God's love and faithfulness for us.

This is my beloved, this is my friend...

My husband is most certainly my beloved and my friend.  And, as much as I need to tell him how much I love him, I need to show him too.  And....that's about as juicy as I am going to get... :)

God wants and needs us to love on each other for Him.  

A love prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank You for showering my life with Your perfect love.  Thank You for all the people in my life that share Your love with me.

Forgive for the ways I take the love of others for granted.  Forgive me for walking around with a guarded heart.  

I pray that You will open my mind, my heart, and my eyes to both the love that is around me each day, and the love I need to freely give to others. 

Grab me by the hand, Lord, and show me how to live in Your true love, with my words and deeds, each day, no matter what! 

You are my Lord, and my Savior,

Love and peace of Christ,

For more on everyday faith and marriage, check out the post, Marriage Isn't For You? Me Either.

*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.

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