Song Of Solomon 3:4 Holding On Tight

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Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother’s house, to the room of the one who conceived me. Song Of Solomon 3:4 

Finding someone that someone loves is a great thing. People will find the ‘perfect’ one for them to love. Often this takes a lot of time and patience waiting to find that person, but once found, they are happy. They will grab onto that person and hold on tight, never wanting to be separated.

This is done out of love for the person. It will often cause a person to do crazy things for the one he loves. All the person can think about is being with the one he loves.

Solomon paints a picture of a lady finding the one she loves after searching for some time and being unable to find him. When she does find him, she holds on tight and won’t let him go wanting intimacy with him.

While this can be seen in relationships between a man and a woman, this can also true in the relationship between a person and God. When a person begins to believe in Jesus, there is a close relationship with God that has begun.

The true love that God has for a person draws a person closer to Him. It can cause the person to want to hold on tight and not let Him go.

This should cause a believer to want to get closer to God than ever before, to get intimately close to God. Allowing God into the bedroom for exposure to everything within one’s life.

Holding onto God like this will cause a person to turn from sin in order to be closer to Him. God becomes his whole focus in life.

What is your greatest love in your life? Is it the things of this world, or is it God?

Seek to draw closer to God and get closed into the secret place with Him. Allow yourself to be fully exposed to His gaze, so that you can also see Him clearly and know Him more.

Make Jesus your first love in your life. As you do that God will hold all else together for you in His way and in His time. You will find eternal love and peace. God is there for you and is not against you. Hold on to Him tightly.

I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides; that you will know the love of God; that you will love God with all of your life; and that you will hold on to with all that within you. 

1 John 5:3 Love For God

 

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In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 1 John 5:3

Following various organizations can be a challenge for some people. The organization will have a lot of rules and regulations that a person must follow. Some of these commands may be how a person dresses, where he can go, what he can do, how he must speak, how much it may cost, and many other rules. The number of rules can become a challenge and a heavy burden for many people. They may even keep some people from joining.

Many people in the world see following God in this same way. They see what they think are many rules and commands that they must follow. This is often seen because people in the church lay out a long list of commands a person must follow in order to believe in Jesus or be a member of the church. In order to love God a person must do all of those commands. Some of these may be: how a person dresses, which bible translation he reads, where he goes to church, how much he must give to the church, and many other commands.

John states that to love God is to keep His commands, and that His commands are not a heavy burden. All of God’s commands are summed up in loving God and loving other people. This is not a lot of commands. They are simple. Do what is best for God and for others.

When a person gets wrapped up in lots of commands, he loses the sight of love for God. He sees God as a harsh dictator and not a loving Father. Then it becomes hard to love God or others.

In loving God one will turn from sin and be His witness to the world. He will want to tell everyone about Jesus first and foremost. It will be his focus in life.

Focus your life on loving God and loving others. As you do that you will fulfill His commands, to love God and others.

As you love God and others, God will give you the strength to turn away from sin and to be His witness in this world. Turning from sin and obeying God will no longer be a burden, but a great joy.

How are you at loving God today?

I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will love God; that you will find joy and strength in loving God; that you will love others as God loves them; and that you will be a witness of Jesus to the world. 

Hebrews 6:10 God Sees Your Work

 

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God is not unjust, he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10

Janitors are very important people who often do not get recognized. They clean the workplace very clean every day or through the night, yet, very few people give them thanks. Yet, if the work was not done, immediately every person would notice the trash lying around. They are servants who work behind the scene.

Showing love and helping other people can often seem like a thankless, worthless job. It can often appear that no one sees what a person has been doing in helping someone else out. It is often done behind the scenes.

There have been many people who have served others out of love for God and for other people. As they serve, they are very seldom noticed or recognized. Some of those people give up serving others after a time, because the lack of recognition. They feel as if no one really cares, so it does not matter if they help someone else out or not.

Many of the people who help out in the church can often feel that way. They serve as a Sunday School teacher, or nursery worker, they visit the sick in the hospitals or homes, they help out the elderly in and many other ways of helping out people. Yet it always seems to be hidden from God’s sight.

God does see what a person is doing and will reward the person in the end. Every time a believer does a service for someone else, God works on preparing a reward. That reward may or may not be seen in this life, but it will come. One must not give up on serving others.

You may be one of these people who have served others for a long time and not seen anything come from it. Trust that God sees what you are doing and will reward you in His time. Do not give up serving others.

Jesus served and did not always see immediate results of His service. You are to be just like Jesus. There will come a day when you will stand before God and He will tell you well done, good and faithful servant.

Continue to serve out of love for God and for others and wait for your reward.

I pray today that you will know God’s love for you and others; that you will know God sees what you are doing for others; that you will have the heart of Jesus to serve; and that you will see God’s reward for your work.