We are beautiful to God and our voices move His heart (Song of Songs 2:14)

“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret places of the cliff,
Let me see your face,
Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your face is lovely.”

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“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret places of the cliff,

The life of the believer in Hidden in Christ. The wound in His side is like a cleft of the rock. Through His cross we have access to God; we abide in Him as He abides in us. We are covered with the righteousness of Christ. In our immaturity,  we are hidden from the accusations of the enemy; shame is no longer our portion. Through every season of the soul God is our refuge.

Let me see your face,
Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your face is lovely.”

In the early days of Genesis God enjoyed daily fellowship with Adam, and vise versa. The fall in the garden stole this. It has been God’s desire to reconcile man with Himself to this day. God created you and me because He has loved us and enjoys us. He wants to be with you and with me, face to face and heart to heart. We are beautiful to God and our voices move His heart.

The Lord is not after servants who labor for Him from a distance. Jesus is a bridegroom who calls us His bride, His friends. He wants intimate relationship. He calls us out into the work of the kingdom, together with Him.

Jesus prayed to the Father, that we would be with Him where He is. Every day He opens His heart and calls out to us; “come my beloved. Let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for you are beautiful to me.” Do you know that He really enjoys you, even in your weakness? Do you know that above all you could ever do for Him, He wants friendship with you? I know that we think we know this, but many of our lives show that our hearts don’t fully grasp this truth. This understanding comes with a peace and joy that transcends every circumstance we face, good or bad. This truth is the purpose of all created order; revealed in the eyes of the maker.

God wants to give us living understanding of His heart and mind. When we take the time to speak phrases from His word (like this verse) back to Him in prayer, God enables our hearts to experience His person. We enter into His passions, His desires.

Zack Roberts — zackroberts.blog

Operations Director at Ember

 

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