Listening for my Lover’s Voice

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Listening for my Lover’s Voice
Many times we don’t think of our relationship with the Lord as being romantic.  We save that term for our relationship with our spouse.  Yet, the Bible makes it clear that we are the Bride of Christ.  What bride is going to unite herself with a groom if she has no romantic feelings for him?

God makes it clear that He has some very strong feelings for us.  In Zeph. 3:17-18, it mentions how God takes great delight in us and He rejoices over us with singing.  In the original translation, it meant that He literally spins about with joy.  We have probably all heard a love struck girl exclaim, “Oh he makes my head spin!”  That is what I think of when I read this portion of scripture.  My Father is so love struck over me that His head spins!

Do you remember when you first fell in love with your husband?  Do you remember how he could walk into the room, and it was like the world just stopped revolving?  He could make your heart skip a beat.  You were so love struck that there was a sense of loving awe when your eyes beheld him.  There was a romantic reverence as he approached you.  Our God wants it to be this way with Him.  He desires for us to have a romantic reverence toward Him – to be so in love with Him that when our thoughts turn toward Him, our heart literally skips a beat because of the passion that is stirred up in us.

He has written a love letter us called the Bible.  He would dearly love it if we would take the time to write a love letter to Him.  Some people keep journals of their thoughts and of their conversations with the Lord.  It helps to stir up the passion for Him in their lives.

Think back to when you were dating.  You might be in the middle of a really bad day, and suddenly, your love calls you on the phone.  What happened?  Everything else fails in comparison to focusing on him, and knowing that he was thinking of you – in knowing that he took the time to call you because he cares for you and loves you deeply.  God desires to bless us with these kinds of moments.  In the mundane, He tries to “call” you.  Are you listening for your Lover’s still small voice?
© 2003, Stacy R Miller

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