LOVE IN ACTION – Thu, Jun 06, 2019

Song of Solomon 5:2 KJV

I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

A look at the first few lines of this verse kept me smiling for a while. “I sleep but my heart waketh; it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh.”

If you’ve ever fallen in love, then I’m sure this statement resonates well with you. You may never have an explanation for why this is the case, so did King Solomon. A friend once told me that once she saw a missed call notification on her phone, she bangs her feet and shouts, “how did I miss this call?”

These feelings are simple basic characteristics of one definitely in love, which is why it is difficult to understand/believe that we love God, when our actions say otherwise. Love is a difficult thing to hide.

If you love Him, your responses to things concerning Him tells it all, period! “No long tinz”
Profess your love in deed, not just in words.

Have a blessed day.
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SWEETER THAN WINE – Wed, Jun 05, 2019

Song of Solomon 4:9-10 KJV

Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

[10] How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

The first time I came across the phrase “young love is sweeter than wine” was in a Nigerian movie I watched in the late 90s. An old woman used those words when two families rose up against two lovers.

Somehow, those words never left my head. So I guess I may have implored them at a point in my own adventures, growing up. In verse 11 for instance when the lover describes the lips of his lover as honeycomb, with milk under her tongue, makes one remember that first kiss 🙊. Of course those are not days we were proud of, but surely the feeling never left.

These days when I perceive the troubles some married couples go through, I wonder if there ever was a stages such as I’ve described above. Life is capable of sucking out all the merry moments, and we need to be weary of such.

Immortalized those moments through pictures, letters and whatever means come naturally to you, so that when life throws a shade at you, you can always go back into time to relive those moments together again. Bring back the love, it’s still in the air, though in a different way 😊.

Happy holiday.
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PREMATURE AWAKENING OF LOVE – Tue, Jun 04, 2019

Song of Solomon 3:5 KJV

I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Many bible scholars have argued out why they believe Songs of Solomon shouldn’t be in the Bible. A book that clearly depicts explicit love between lovers shouldn’t find it’s way in there.

Those who have argued for it to be there liken the love between the lovers to that of God and His church (the body of Christ).
Even though this may not be necessarily or wholly true, considering the author, we can jump to one fact, that God is also interested in love between a lover and his beloved. And this could be erotic!!!

One caution that the beloved throws out there however, which is our focus for today, is for that love to be awakened at the right time. The lover MUST NOT awaken or stir up love, till he is ready. This wrong timing has been the cause of many issues to the body of Christ, the church.

Experimenting with erotic love is a dangerous thing, and a very difficult situation to guard against, especially in our generation. Yet the God of love put this in place for the benefit of His subjects.
Be careful out there, do not awaken love, till you are ready.
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