Whispers of Love
Do you ever do nice things for your husband, expecting absolutely nothing in return? Our church had a carnival, raising money for a missions project. While I didn’t have items to donate for the garage sale, I did bake some banana bread to be used in the bake sale, and we bought many tickets to spend at the carnival. There was a booth of ladies, making fresh flowers in some pretty little cups, pots, etc. It only took two tickets, which amounted to fifty cents, to purchase some of these fresh flowers. Rachel and I came home with three little assortments of fresh flowers. That is something which I never purchase because money is tight, and could better be spent on other things. You see, I gave only a small amount to the bake sale, but came home with lots of fresh flowers that were absolutely beautiful! In my opinion, I got the better end of the deal. The point is that we can do things for God, expecting nothing in return, but we will quickly see that He will outdo us because you just can’t outgive God.
Do you remember those times when you were dating, and you would try to steal away, just long enough to call your love and tell him that you love him? God wants us to do just that. One day I was praising Him, and someone walked into the room. I got up long enough to go to the bedroom and lavish some love on my Lord. I could have continued to do it with others around, but I wanted that intimacy with my Lord, and I didn’t want to share it with anyone. It’s similar to those times of intimacy with your spouse. Things happen that the two of you may find quite funny or intimate, but they are things which remain just between the two of you and no one else. We can have that kind of intimacy with our Lord – where we steal away to whisper loving, intimate things to Him which no one else is privileged to share.
Recently while at church, there was such an awesome presence of the Holy Spirit. The only way I can describe it to you is to say that it was like I was enveloped by His presence, feeling His kisses caress every inch of my soul. It was an awesomely intimate, spiritual experience. Words can’t even begin to tell you how truly beautiful it was. Since that time, when I think about the Lord, I actually get those fluttering feelings in my stomach, just like we all did when we first fell in love. I never knew that I could have this kind of relationship with the Lord, and I wish that mere words could explain the awesomeness of this intimacy, but it just can’t. Just like you can’t explain the depth of your love for your spouse to someone else, it’s something that is so intimate between the two of you.
© 2003, Stacy R Miller