Here the voice of Jesus singing over you! - He desires you - that is reality - he finds you enjoyable - beautiful even
2"Your teeth are like a flock of [newly] shorn ewes Which have come up from [their] washing, All of which bear twins, And not one among them has lost her young.3"Your lips are like a scarlet thread, And your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate Behind your veil.
There may be symbolic meanings here but I am not going into them now. The point is that he knows every part of her. He is familiar with everything about her AND HE ENJOYS every part of her.
we so often feel like there might be PART of us that God enjoys but that there are other realities in us he despises or wishes weren’t there. Not the case. He sees it all and he is delighted by it all.
The Lord comes to us to enjoy us. He spends time thinking about us. He cherishes the time we spend together - the mountain of myrrh are our places of difficulty the hill of frankincense is our rejoicing. In both our bad times and good he adores us and we bring him joy.
We simply don’t believe he means this - how can he say that when we are so flawed???
8"[Come] with me from Lebanon, [my] bride, May you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana,From the summit of Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards.
WHAT? I have stirred the emotions of Him? The Gen 1 God. The bigger than the universe God? My attention. The gaze of my heart stirs the heart of the uncreated - help me believe this
All things that are enjoyable - my love is better - the overflows of my heart delight him. He is
The fruit of my lips - my songs - my prayers - they are sweet and refreshing to him - Lebanon was known for its cedar trees - the pine smell
ONLY for Him. All my delights are ONLY for Him
All of the treasures of my heart belong to Him and him alone
A call to the Holy Spirit - bring me Jesus! If he is delighted by me let me delight him. Let him kiss me.