Thursday, 21 January 2016

Song of Songs 30 Day Retreat: Day 21

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (Day 21)

10 I am my beloved’s,
    and his desire is for me. SS 7:10

Three times the Beloved declares that she and her Lover belong to each other. As the Song draws to an end, we have seen how deeply her love has matured.

With commitment comes responsibility. Belonging to Christ is a public declaration.

I listened to a well-known Gospel preacher as she shared her experience of popularity. Like famous people in other walks of life, the general community recognized her when she went about her daily business.

This made her accountable to live the Christian life faithfully. There was no room for her to hold grudges, intentionally be hurtful or have a lifestyle contrary to the teaching of Christ.

Yet her experience is slightly different than other popular personalities. If we belong to Christ, He provides us with the Grace to live out that commitment. He empowers us with His love.

He brought me to the banqueting-house,
    and his banner over me was love. SS 2:4

Read the scripture slowly.
Reflect on its meaning for you. 
Listen for God's voice in the stillness. 
Pray for God's blessing upon you.