Each night as I prepare for sleep and crawl in to the warmth and softness of my bed the anticipation of my night of romance begins. Slowly and methodically, particularly and intentionally, I prepare myself for the King.
Like Ester, my bath water may contain the oil of myrrh, frankincense, lilies or roses. (My thoughts return to a special moment during a time of intense worship that the oil of spikenard was revealed to me -- the scent remained for a season). As most women do we have a nighttime routine of perhaps moisturizing every dry soft on our skin or delight in the spray of a light fragrant mist as a finishing touch.
With window candles lighting the way to my bed, I pull down the freshness of the sheets and settle in for some romantic evening! The King's been waiting for me simply hovering gently in my room, when I finally present myself to Him... my Husband, the One who is faithful and ever present and loves me beyond compare. I say to Him, "Father, I am here" and behind closed doors in "the secret place" He responds, "I know daughter."
'O, to bask in the beauty of His Presence with my eloquent Prince, a Friend indeed who delights in the pleasure of my company! Today I heard Him sing over me and tell me, "You are the apple of My eye." Despite human failures throughout the day, He loves me regardless. Wearing many hats and adapting to various personalities I can finally be myself with Jesus.
As amazing as it is, the experience that in His presence I have all that I could possibly need is overwhelming. I find myself captivated by His love. I'm not a wealthy woman by worldly standards nor do I possess power or prestige. Fame and fortune may never be mine and the seasons of my life remain challenging. But one thing I am certain of. His unconditional, limitless and extravagant love for me never changes.
GBY! Barbara :)
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