My darling bride, my private paradise, fastened to my heart. A secret spring are you that no one else can have— my bubbling fountain hidden from public view. What a perfect partner to me now that I have you. Song of Songs 4:12 Passion Translation
When I first read this, I quickly typed it in a text to a special young lady God has lovingly placed in our lives. It so aptly described how I see her. Someone God has hidden away from public view, someone with a select purpose for His eyes only.
But as I read it again, I realized He’s speaking to all of us. The ones who have separated themselves to Him, so in love that nothing else matters. There are things in each of us that no one else can duplicate because we’ve each been created for a unique purpose. It’s easy to see this in others, but so hard to see it in yourself. Yet here it is. His own private paradise where He retreats to spend time alone with you and me.
What will you do with the invitation to come to Him? I see so many trying to find satisfaction in a human relationship that they will only find in God. They leave one for another only to be disappointed. My friend, that is why Jesus said, “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.” (Matthew 6:33 Passion)
I have nothing in myself that is of any value that hasn’t come out of God’s presence. Nothing! Every bit of this is all from Him. Every revelation. Every word that comes out of me that’s an encouragement to others, from Him. I must give credit where credit is due. Without God, my words would be flat and miss the mark. It’s out of the secret place, the cuddle space, my Jesus time, that’s where it comes from. How can I say no to an invitation like that?
“Come away my sweet bride! My heart strings are fastened to yours forever. I have so much to tell you, so many secrets for your ears alone. Come sit with me and let me whisper my love to you. When you put me first, I will fill you full to overflow onto others so that their desire for me may burn as well.”
Here I Come Lord!