Night Whisper Word | LOVE |
Psalms 139:23-24 |
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” NKJV
There is presently in our world an all-pervading sexual promiscuousness. It’s on our TVs, it’s our mobile phones, the internet, indeed, it’s all over the place! Now then, the main maxim of marketing is this: “If you want to sell it, make it sexy, make it appealing, then, make it eye candy!” Applying this maxim to all pervading promiscuity has resulted in a multitude of scantily clad gyrating and twerking women all wiggling their way across our world. This kind of nakedness is plain wantonness, just distant and very unreal, wantonness. This kind of nakedness is sex but it is not intimacy. Seared consciences have made embarrassed and public nakedness a thing of the past, today though, anything goes. Yet, intimacy is what we truly desire, but the sad thing is that we have come to equate all of this conscience seared sexual promiscuity with intimacy. Of course it isn’t. So, our continued and unsatisfied desire for true intimacy, true connectivity, leads us ever onwards to even more sexual promiscuity. Remember, hot sex is not intimacy but hot love is! You see, if at the beginning of this year we earnestly hunger to get real intimate with God, then we need to share with Him the burning O.V.E.N. of our love.
First then, let me talk about ‘Openness.’ This year, let us commit to more openness with the Lord. We need to tell Him exactly how we feel about situations, about relationships, about ourselves, about Him. Don’t hold anything back! Real intimacy, you see, always begins with naked openness. Commit to be completely open and honest with God.
Second, let me talk about ‘Vulnerability.’ We must allow God to go wherever He wants to go with us. We must allow Him full and open access to our spirits. We must allow Him to investigate us, to search us and to know us! Remember, God the Holy Spirit might very well want to speak more about our sin than we do ourselves! This year, let God choose the agenda for once.
Third, let me talk about ‘Ecstasy.’ Don’t forget folks, the purpose of marriage, of faithful intimacy, is both procreation and recreation. God is intent on our joy, even our deepest joy! We too must therefore be intent on His joy, we must be intent on pleasing Him. Therefore make God’s joy, your joy friend and you won’t go wrong. We must be intent on His pleasure. Imagine that! You see, to truly please ourselves, we must always seek to please Him first. This is the foundation of our glorifying God and that is our primary and secondary purpose, even our chief end, the both glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Commit this year to pleasing Him.
Lastly, let me talk about ‘Nearness.’ This is the real intent of spiritual intimacy, even the banishment of our cosmic and sin laden loneliness by the presence, and the felt nearness of the person you have set your love upon, even God Himself.
Tell you what friend, if this year, you turn yourself into ‘a hunk, a hunk of burning love’ for your Lord, then your deepest desires will be fully realized. Go on, give it a try, take responsibility and take some action here when you this year purposely choose to put God in the O.V.E.N. of your own burning love. THIS is your responsibility. DO IT.
Listen: “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. You shall yet plant vines on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food. For there shall be a day when the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim, “Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’” (Jeremiah 31:3-6 NKJV)
Pray: Like the sweet song of a choir, O Lord Almighty come and lift me higher. Let the flame of Your passionate love, this year, come like tongues of fire and lick my soul aflame! Raise my temperature toward You Jesus, and come and light my morning sky with Your burning love for me, that I might be inspired to please You with the offering of myself and my own well decided and applied, all devoted and burning LOVE. Amen, and let it be so.