To start of my series on Love, let me take you to the Bible’s book of love. The Song of Songs written by Solomon.
“Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and by the does of the field:Do not arouse or awaken loveuntil it so desires.”
Song of Songs 2:7
The book of Song of songs is a poetic book that is written in theatrical form it may come up with many interpretations but for me the best picture is that the poem commends the shepherd and the maiden for their devoted love to one another, the maiden is praised for guarding her virtue and her virginity against all the advances of Solomon,because she is saving herself for the one she loves and wants to marry. Yet sexual love is also commended and celebrated in the poem as a gift from God to be celebrated and to praise Him for in the context of marriage.
That more than the love of a man betrothed to me, the gift of love that God gives is a one-to-one love that leaves room for no substitutes; just as the maiden and the shepherd’s love for one another was so strong, that there was no room for her or him to even consider another. The love of my shepherd is more than enough for me.
Receiving leadings from the Lord or praying for His will for your life? Maybe we can take a look at Rebecca’s character and be inspired on how her Godly character led her to God’s will for her life.
Rebecca, a name that literally means captivating or captivating beauty. She is the wife of Isaac , a woman of Godly character and faithful servant.
Looking at Genesis 24, the chapter started with Abraham commissioning his servant to look for a wife for his son in the land of his decendants not in Canaan. He sought for God’s guidance, lo and behold he was led to this young unmarried woman, Rebecca.
She is nothing more than a caring heart, drew water, not only for the servant but also for his carmels. Supplying water for thirsty camels is a very demanding job. Rebecca, who was described as very beautiful, put her elf through a lot of hard work for no apparent gain. She was a woman of Godly character. Something of great worth in God’s sight (1 Peter 3:3-4).
As a woman of God, the greatest investment you can make in your life is that of a Godly character (1 Timothy 4: 7-8). Let the word of God remould your life. It’s in seeking God that you will find fulfilment(1 Timothy 6: 6). As you seek the kingdom of God all other things will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
This is the secret to a fulfilled life that so many women have missed in this life and times. The Godliness in Rebecca is what opened the door to her destiny. She was not sitting there complaining of her situation, but rather allowed the love of Godto shape her life. As the fruit of the spirit takes root in your life so shall the favour of God follow (Galatians 5:22). As you draw close to God, God will draw close to you. When God is close to you favour will follow (James 4:8)