You Are Loved, Yes, You!

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. (Song of Solomon 2:10-12)
When the only form of love someone has experienced is human love, then they haven’t experienced the truest love of all.
Know this: The love God has for you is unlike any other.
Read through today’s scripture carefully and soak up every word. That is God speaking to you, your beloved. Whether you may realize it or not, you ARE His beautiful one.
Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! (Song of Songs 4:1)
Have you ever received so much adoration from someone that you didn’t know how to react? Have you ever been under the gaze of adoration from someone and felt like it didn’t belong to you?
Sometimes we may read through the scriptures, read about God’s amazing love, and then look behind us before pointing at ourselves and say, “Me? Is He really talking to me?”
The answer to that is an astounding, “Yes”.
You are His beloved, and He is yours! Know today that He is calling you out of your hiding place.
Why would you shy away from His love? Why would you look away from the One who loves you most?
Why would you wait a second longer before running to Him? There is no shame in His presence.
You are blameless in His sight because of what Jesus has done for you. You are washed clean and shining bright with His robe of righteousness! How He adores and loves you!
It is time to rejoice and arise with your beloved! Come away with Him today, for He is waiting for you.
Lord, there are no words to describe the beauty of your love and who you are. Help me to fully receive and experience the amazing love that you have for me! How I long to spend time away with you and meet you face to face. Help me to see myself the way you do and be transformed by this extravagant love. Thank you for calling me to you, as I choose to run into your arms today.

When I read this devotion I couldn’t help but think, wow, what a powerful devotion. I pray you are inspired to run into His arms today. He truly adores you. Yes, you!
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!

You are Beautiful!

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. (Song of Solomon 4:1)
Did you know that you are beautiful?
Not just pretty or handsome, not just alright, or acceptable, but beautiful and radiant in the eyes of God?
It can be hard for us to believe this about ourselves sometimes. The enemy loves to attack our minds and lower our confidence in Christ.
Satan doesn’t want us to view ourselves the way God does. Satan wants us to feel ugly, unworthy and unloved.
But in the face of God’s perfect love, the lies of Satan fade away like dust!
Every day we are being transformed to be more like Jesus.
In our loving pursuit of God, we become reflections of His own beauty and goodness since we are made in His beautiful image!
God created you unique and with intentionality. The sound of your voice, the color of your skin, your eyes, your height, your personality, your passions, your quirks… everything about you He adores! You are His living, breathing masterpiece, workmanship and poetry!
Be encouraged today that God sees you as beautiful, radiant, valued, gifted and loved. He does not view you through the lens of the world. He doesn’t view you in the lens of yesterday’s mistakes or past sins. He views you the same way He views Jesus, made righteous by His blood. You are pure, whole, lovely, radiant, strong, a warrior, valued, desired, cherished, treasured, beautiful and extravagantly loved beyond measure!
“Lord, thank you for transforming myself into your image and helping me to see myself the way you do!”
“Extravagantly Loved”, wow, what a way to describe God’s love for us. When I read this devotion it brought a smile to my face. It caused me to pause and reflect on the truth that “He created you and I unique and with intentionality”. No matter what lies the enemy is trying to feed you, remember this devotion, “You are pure, whole, lovely, radiant, strong, a warrior, valued, desired, cherished, treasured, beautiful and extravagantly loved beyond measure!” Hallelujah!
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!

Catching Foxes

Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. (Song of Solomon 2:15) 
While talking on the phone with a friend who lives by the seaside, I expressed delight at hearing seagulls squawking. “Vile creatures,” she responded, for to her they’re a daily menace. As a Londoner, I feel the same way about foxes. I find them not cute animals but roaming creatures that leave smelly messes in their wake. 
Foxes appear in the love poetry of the Song of Solomon, an Old Testament book that reveals the love between a husband and wife and, some commentators believe, between God and His people. The bride warns about little foxes, asking her bridegroom to catch them (2:15). For foxes, hungry for the vineyard’s grapes, could tear the tender plants apart. As the bride looks forward to their married life together, she doesn’t want vermin disturbing their covenant of love. 
How can “foxes” disturb our relationship with God? For me, when I say “yes” to too many requests, I can become overwhelmed and unpleasant. Or when I witness relational conflict, I can be tempted to despair or anger. As I ask the Lord to limit the effect of these “foxes”—those I’ve let in through an open gate or those that have snuck in—I gain in trust of and love for God as I sense His loving presence and direction. 
How about you? How can you seek God’s help from anything keeping you from Him? 
Lord God, You are powerful and You are good. Please protect my relationship with You, keeping out anything that would take my eyes off You. Amen. 
When I read this devotion it blessed me. We all have different “foxes” in our lives and it’s up to us to identify what those are that cause us to take our eyes off of God. We need to protect our relationship with God and take this seriously. Today, seek God’s help, read your word and you will be able to identify those “foxes”. Don’t allow them to spoil the beautiful vines in your life any longer. God can guard our relationship with Him. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is 1 Peter 2:9