Lord is saying: For I have given you a mandate and you are wondering
whether it is possible to see this through. Keep walking forward
and know that I will lead you step by step. You do not have to
work out how this is going to happen. Just little by little steps
of obedience and you will have fulfilled that which I am calling
you to do.
few days ago I randomly opened the bible in three places and studied
them, wondering how they all tied in.
first was the Songs of Solomon, the amazing love story that used
to seem to me far too romantically passionate to be in the bible...
as I read through there were verses such as...
sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love,
And the scent of your perfumes than all spices!
next scripture came from Jeremiah... one of those chapters that
makes me cringe when I see what God is going to do because of
the wrongdoings of the Jews. I tend to want to see the nice bits
in the bible, where God is happy with the people and all is rosy,
and yet the Jews had done some things to God which were beyond
His pain barrier. Jeremiah told the Jews ".... the
Lord could no longer bear it" The women, with
their husbands permission, had been giving cake and drink offerings
and burning incense to the queen of heaven, amongst other terrible
things they did..
next were words from Jesus in Luke 10
So he answered and said, You shall love the LORD
your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your
strength, and with all your mind,and your neighbor
had to cry when I suddenly realised that my perception of a God
who was cold, angry and distant who demanded our love just for
the sake of it, was a far cry from this God I was now seeing.
He longs for a love affair with His people and He cannot bear
it it when we pour our love out on idols instead of on Him.
I can understand those types of emotions, can't you?. What can
be more heartbreaking for a person than when their lover goes
astray to give their heart to someone else. It made me love Him
so much more and want to give my whole heart to this wonderful
jealous God who has chosen us the church as His bride.
Lord forgive us for pouring out our love on idols, and help us
to love you passionately, with all of our being. In Jesus's precious