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I asked God a question the other day. I asked Him why does He love me?

I was convinced of His love, but unsure of the why behind His love. Why has He chosen me to love?


This question prompted me to ask other questions. I then asked, why does He see me as valuable? Why does He want me? Why would He give to me something so special, His very own heart after all the sins I have done to break His heart. I sat in my study pondering these questions in silence for the next few minutes, waiting on His answer.


I began to feel overwhelmed with my thoughts. God must love me, see me as valuable, treasure me, and desire me deeply because He went to great extents to have my heart.

My whole life God has been wooing me to His presence. Looking back at my life, I see twenty-five years of His faithfulness, even though I have only known Him intimately for nine of them.


When I was sixteen, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ, God’s Son. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too.”


The reason why Jesus had to come into the earth was because humanity and God had a broken relationship. He came to unify humanity to Himself so we could be His sons and daughters.


Gods why in creating us was for love and intimacy.

Genesis 2:7 says, “Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.”


In order for God to breathe the ‘breath of life’ into Adam’s nostrils, He had to be in very close proximity to man. More specifically, His mouth had to be intimately close to Adams. A common way to express love is through kissing therefore, love in its purest form was expressed as God intimately made Adam, the man of clay, into a living expression of God. Dust and Deity met when the Maker kissed his Spirit wind into Adam. (Bible Gateway footnotes from Genesis 2:7 and Song of Solomon 1:2).


Now, don’t allow the devils lustful perversion of Gods pure love spoil the perspective you have on what I am saying here. I am not saying that God is homosexual because He kissed the man, Adam.


There is no ounce of lust in God and homosexuality would be lust, not love.


Have you ever seen a father or grandfather faultlessly kiss his son/grandson on the lips? The innocent child completely trusts his loved ones as they express pure and blameless love through a kiss.


Unfortunately, and to God’s objection, there have been fathers and grandfathers who were motivated by the devil, yielded to lust, and impurely violated their innocent son/grandson’s sexually. But that is not the context of the illustration that I am presenting to you.


I am presenting to you God’s Word, which is His will toward humanity and as we read the Word of God, it is the kiss from the mouth of our Beloved, breathing upon us the revelation of His love. (Bible Gateway Footnotes of Song of Solomon 1:2).


God desires your heart because He views it as irreplaceable. God desires to know you. To the Creator of this Universe and everything within it, you are worth knowing.


Isn’t that the hungry heart cry of all humanity? To know and be known as they are without judgement, without restraint, and without selfish ambition?

God is bidding you forth to come away with Him and be known.

Song of Solomon 1:11, “Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now, is the time to arise and come away with me.”


You can trust God with your heart. He isn’t going to break, use, abuse, or hurt it because He loves you. I know many people have said that three-word phrase to you and not lived up to its true meaning, but take a risk and trust God because He isn’t a faulty, sinful, imperfect human.


Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man—He doesn’t lie. God isn’t the son of a man to want to take back what He’s said, or say something and not follow through, or speak and not act on it.”


God isn’t going to let you down, disappoint, or fail you.

Numbers 23:19 says, “Clearly, God has not failed to fulfill his promises to Israel, for that will never happen!”

God never failed His Chosen people, and He won’t fail you either if you trust in Him.


In response to my questions, God laid it upon my heart to read Song of Solomon in the Passion Translation. The book of Song of Solomon has commonly been referenced in the context of marriage, but because I am not married yet, God had me read it from the perspective of me being His bride and Him being my lover, groom, and husband.


The good thing about God is that He’s greater than any Disney Prince Charming. He is intentionally and actively pursuing your heart, the way that every little girl dream’s of.

Song of Solomon 2:8, “Listen! I hear my lover’s voice. I know it’s him coming to me leaping with joy over mountains, skipping in love over the hills that separate us, to come to me.”


God is full of joy and skipping in love as He leaps over mountains and hills that separate you! He will go to GREAT extent to have you! He won’t let a mountain or a hill keep His heart from yours!


Even if you are hiding your heart from His, He won’t let that stop Him!

Song of Solomon 2:9 and 10, “Let me describe him: he is graceful as a gazelle, swift as a wild stag. Now he comes closer, even to the places where I hide. He gazes into my soul, peering through the portal as he blossoms within my heart. The one I love calls to me: Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now, is the time, my beautiful one.”


God passionately loves you. You are dear to Him. Even if you feel unseen, overlooked, invisible to the opposite sex, GOD SEE’S YOU in your beauty!


Song of Solomon 1:15 says, “Look at you, my dearest darling, you are so lovely! You are beauty itself to me. Your passionate eyes are like gentle doves.”


Can you sense God wooing you closer to His heart through His Holy Spirit?


If you can, respond to His bidding by saying this prayer out loud:


“God, I open up my heart to trust you. I am sorry for yielding to fear and shutting you out from having access to my heart. I am sorry for turning to other people or things for a love that I know only you can give me through your Son Jesus Christ. I open up my heart to trust in you Jesus. Father, cleanse my heart from any sin that is hindering our relationship. Remove any lust from my life. Heal my heart from the past and present hurts I’ve experienced from people in my life. I give you my heart and allow you to love me. In Jesus Name, Amen.”


“…Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now, is the time to arise and come away with me. For you are my dove, hidden in the split-open rock. It was I who took you and hid you up high in the secret stairway of the sky. Let me see your radiant face and hear your sweet voice. How beautiful your eyes of worship and lovely your voice in prayer. You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together. I know my lover is mine and I have everything in you, for we delight ourselves in each other.”

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:13-16




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