Song of Songs (the entire book in The Passion Translation)
A call to the secret place, and a continual burning hunger to remain here
Song of Songs 1:16–17, 3:7–11, 4:16–5:1
A call to full sacrifice, death to self
Song of Songs 4:6, 8:7 TPT
A call to childlike innocence
Ps. 17:15 TPT
A call to love others above ourselves, at all times, no exceptions
A call to be so continually emptied of our self, and filled with His Spirit, that we manifest his glory, his holiness
Phil. 2:7 “empty himself” is the greek word “kenosis” meaning, “ emptying, depletion, emptiness (of life)”
A call to turn aside from our task, take our hand off the plow and rearrange our lives, priorities, preferences, affections to make room for His glory and holiness
Genesis 3:17–19 (notice the contrast compared with how the original curse is described)
A call to reverence and fear of the Lord, to always take off our sandals and never steal His glory by naming something after ourselves
A call to humility as we take no credit for whatever God does thru us and as we consider the needs of others above our own
A call to faith fueled wonder as we expectantly wait to see what He’s going to do next, never falling into the trap of formulas, familiarity or fear.
Acts 3:10, 11–20
Matt. 8:27 (many other examples of marvel, marvelled, awe in the Gospels)
A call receive strength for whatever impossible task we face, when we judge Him faithful
A call to rule and reign, as empty vessels, bearing His image, continually manifesting His glory, holiness and Spirit. The applications of this are endless.
i.e…what does manifesting His spirit look like in a marriage, in a business, on a street corner, in a child, while you’re praying for the sick, when you prophesy, when you take care of the least of these. Etc.
2 Tim. 2:11–13
Selah — we pause in Your presence Jesus. Thank you!