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A Beautiful Woman...Part 4

As I reach the close of this series on 'A Beautiful Woman' I am made aware of how much I still don't understand. But isn't that the beauty of this life in Jesus? We live in Him day by day, discovering more and more of His truth as we forsake our own ideas and believe His glorious plan!

Day 4...
Today I approach Song of Songs with expectancy, hope, and more security in Jesus. Yet, I battle with a measure of fear that I might overstep my bounds. You know, become too familiar with royalty; go up higher when I have not been invited.

What does Jesus say to a still-cautious heart like mine?

O, wonder of wonders! Can God's answer be more specific than this?

The very beginning of this portion of Song of Songs proclaims, "I have entered My garden, My treasure, My bride!" (Song of Songs 5)

This, to me, sounds very much like a Young Man who is taking pleasure in His wife. It does not seem, in the least, like He resents His bride or wishes to push her down into a low…

A Beautiful Woman...Part 3

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And now, here is the next post on 'A Beautiful Woman'. I just might go beyond 3 parts, but that is yet to be decided.

The questions at the conclusion of yesterday's post had to do with how to stay in Jesus and how He makes us beautiful. I can possibly touch the tip of the answer by sharing what opened my heart to the truth in His Word, but I honestly know so little about it all.

May the Holy Spirit reveal His answers to us as we search for Him day by day...

Day 3...
I want to be a shining, brilliant illumination for the name of Jesus, but I seem so...Unable. Useless. Cold. Sterile. I am looking for Him, calling out His name.

I know He will clothe me with His light and life. So I wait. I long for another outpouring and manifestation of Jesus here on earth, Jesus in me through the power and baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Now, I will attempt to describe how I see myself. Why would Jesus be at all interested in me? I don't have much to offer...

"I'm a rather tall wom…

A Beautiful Woman...Part 2

The continuation of yesterday's post...

I have had a longing to know God's version of a beautiful woman. I believe He has a perfectly lovely plan for even the most ruined life to be made whole and beautiful. Do you ever feel like you need your mind renewed, due to all the lies we are fed in today's culture? I do! His standard of purity and beauty is not unattainable.

I want Him to open my heart to hear His voice calling...

Day 2...
I open my Bible. After all the love and mercy Jesus poured into my life, why do I approach Song of Songs so tentatively, cautiously, and even fearfully? Does it mean I'm afraid He won't accept me this time, or is it that I feel unprepared and unworthy? Then (on a side note) I wonder - do I approach my husband in the same manner?

Looking into my heart for a moment, I feel pretty sure I couldn't possibly be attractive to Jesus. How can I become both attractive and secure in His love? What is it that makes me lovely to Jesus? I want to…