The Lover of My Soul

I have never understood the book Song of Songs.  – I’ve brushed through it or listened half-heartedly as others have taught on it, particularly after my husband left our marriage of 26 years. It seemed pointless to me in the realm of applicable scripture for my heart. I mean I no longer had a lover so what could it possibly have to offer me? So you can imagine my regret and dread when the last part of my current Bible Study “Covenant” was Song of Songs 😱 – but, rather than lay the study aside when I prayed over it – telling God what a struggle it has always been for me – telling Him I needed His help and wisdom to understand it … asking God to reveal what it says about Him – and what, if anything, it has to say about me … and then I opened my Bible and turned to Song of Songs and began to read ❤️ 

I have admittedly struggled through some of the book – but God is faithful – and has  given me nuggets of truth and encouragement to take from it everyday …  such as: 

  • While I no longer have an earthly “lover” (husband/bridegroom), I do have Christ, my Heavenly Bridegroom 💜 Who loved me enough to die for me ❤️and leave His Spirit in me – and is one day coming back for me – to celebrate with me at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb! …
  • And oh the sweetness of chapter 2 when I realized that – like the lover called to His beloved – God calls to me❤️ He calls me His and bids me to come to Him … where I can sit at His feet, in the shade of His majestic Presence 💜 and there in His shadow I find love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control💚 Oh what a delight to savor the Presence and the sweet filling gifts of my God and King – The Lover of my soul! … 
  • and then the conviction of chapter 3: Do I seek after God (my first true Love) with my whole heart? Do I cling to Him? And do I live and talk as one who wants others to come out and see Him?

 … Wow! What I have gleaned from the first three chapters of this book I almost laid aside – believing it had nothing for me. I am reminded, even now, how that All of Scripture is God-breathed, and is useful for teaching, correcting, rebuking, and training in righteousness – so that I might be a thoroughly equipped servant of God. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the book has to say ❤️

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