Growing in passion for Jesus is mostly about understanding Jesus’ passion for us. In my reading of the Bible and in my opinion there is no other book like the Song of Songs when it comes to line upon line truths about growing in Passion for Jesus. This book is unlike any other book in the Bible because it doesn’t tell us about how to grow ministries, how to acquire wealth or how to heal the sick directly. But for eight chapters and verse after verse it tells us of what God feels for us and what happens when that love touches our hearts in a real, experiential way.
Many people in the Church talk about loving God and about one day growing in passion for Him, but few actually set out on the journey to actually do it. This eight chapter Song walks us through in narrative form the journey of this young maiden as she becomes the thriving bride that the king seen in her from the beginning. Themes like, God loving us in our weakness, that God really sees you and is watching you, that God delights in you while your maturing and that God not only loves you but He also likes you, fill this eight Chapter love Song. If you have ever wondered about Jesus’ feelings towards you, if He has a plan for you and if your heart can really enjoy God, then this series is for you.
This devotional is written for you to read one chapter a day for 18 weeks. My challenge to you is that you would take 18 weeks to get acquainted with the Song of Songs from the Old Testament and ask the Holy Spirit to unlock His Word and awaken your heart. This is written with your spiritual life in mind. My prayer is that your heart would be awakened to the beauty, majesty and worth of Christ. But I also pray you find yourself lost in the tension of the two commandments, loving God and loving people through the journey of the bride.