The Lover of Our Soul ~
‘Spiritual victory is not something you earn – it is something you accept. The Christian life is not so much about what you have done – it’s about what Christ has done. It’s not so much about how strong you are – it’s about how strong God is.’
~ Alan D. Wright, Lover of My Soul: Delighting in God’s Passionate Love
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
~ Jesus, Mark 12:30
To live in intimate relationship with God, Who made it ‘believable’ for us to do so, by taking on a name that we ourselves having names, could relate with. Not as some impersonal ‘Someone’ out there somewhere, somewhere. He came from a place we have never been nor yet seen…
To meet the Love of your life, your Beloved, who is so strong and courageous, yet so kind hearted, and generous with all He meets, whose character is one of integrity and deep respect, who treats each person He meets with equal Love and compassion. Whose sense of justice is stirred to righteous anger at the unjust mistreatment of others, Whose tender heart weeps for the lost souls of people, Who is lavish with His tender mercies and kindness given to all who have no way of ever being able to pay Him back, He is naturally good hearted and wonderful with children, the outcasts, the sick, the poor, the aged and the dying, from the rich to the poor, He shares His Love with them all.
How can our hearts not cry out for the longing of being in His presence? Our Beloved. He is strong and stands between us and our opponents like an impenetrable shield, to protect us, He brings us to an outcome of what is for our ultimate best, and so much more, full of surprises He is, and when He is away from our presence, this is when we realize how much we Love Him and miss Him, our heart begins to long for His presence again, and we are not satisfied until we search everywhere to find where He is once again.
And He says, smiling, ‘I haven’t gone anywhere, you never left my thoughts once, you are always in my heart and in my thoughts all day long, I’ve had my eye on you the whole time…’
So loyal, devoted and faithful is He to us, so one sided in so many ways, so unconditionally loving when I wasn’t thinking about Him at all...
And then He is taken away and we cannot see Him any longer with our physical eyes, we lose sight of our Beloved, and we weep, we long for Him to return to us again. Do we seek to replace Him with another?
Will anyone else ever be able to take His place?
‘As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.’
~ Psalm 42:1
This is not a sexual statement, nor about a sexual union as in physically.
Jesus explained the mystery of our souls’ union with God;
“But Jesus answered and said to them,
‘You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.’
It’s marriage in the spiritual sense, a soul’s union with God. Being made complete in being fully furnished with God’s nature, through Christ, the Author and Perfecter of our soul’s faith.
In this life, it is understood in being identified as belonging to God, by taking His name as replacing our own family’s name in marriage, and being in service to His Kingdom as representatives of belonging to His family. Like a devoted and faithful partner would.
We don’t live like a single person anymore if we are truly married in heart. We have changed our lifestyle and status.
Partnered with Christ, as the Holy Spirit indwells us, living as members of Christ’s body for now, on earth.
So, He is gone from our sight right now, what now? Do we live in honor of His memory by doing as He did, living by His example and communing with Him unceasingly receiving help by relying on His Spirit translator, His Holy Spirit, as though He is still here? Or do we wax faint, give up, and say ‘Oh, what’s the use anyway? Nothing will bring Him back to me…and we tune out His Spirit…we no longer can sense His breath breathing ours…
He may not physically be able to be seen in this material universe right this minute, yet, as He left this realm to return to the realm He comes from, He promised that He will be coming back and to remind everyone who love Him, that He is the Lover of our Soul until He returns to take us, His body of believer’s, into His Heavenly realm dwelling place, and to share His invitation with others as He showed us how. Telling everyone we meet how He was willing to give up His life to prove how much He loves our souls…He was willing to die for the object of His Love and devotion in order that we might live in the truest sense.
To become living spirits once again and be in perfect oneness with God.
He was saying, we are valued so much that He would be willing to die for us, in order to defeat death as our enemy and to show us how God had always intended and does intend for us to live.
Free from death, no longer focused on death but on Life.
This is Love in its full measure. Can we do no less for our Beloved?
Do we know Him well enough to believe that His Word is His law, in that He keeps His word to us and does not lie? It’s a matter of how well we know Him that determines whether we believe He will or not, keep His promise and believe that He Who promised is faithful and true.
He is the Faithful Lover of our Souls, and as God becoming fully a man, who Himself experienced injustice, and mistreatment from the very people He gave His life to and showed Himself to, ministering daily to each and everyone He met, He was abandoned before He died, yet, as Love would have it, He broke through the final enemy of mankind. Death. And He rose up to say, ‘Don’t lose heart, look to me, have faith, I have slain death’s oppression over mankind forever, and will do the same for all those who Love me as Life itself. Life is having the eternal Living Spirit of God breathing the spirit in a body. Sin means to be without the eternal living Spirit of God, to live by forgetting God.
The first Adam became a living soul and bore children in his likeness; living souls without the eternal Living Spirit of God breathing in their spirit.
Jesus the last Adam, became a Life Giving Spirit, and those who believe Him, He gave the power to become a ‘new adam’ after His likeness.
Jesus said, ‘I am the bread of Life, I have come to give you life and to give you life abundantly. I will sustain you in all ways for all your days as was in the beginning.’
For nothing can destroy the power of God’s plan and desire.
The Mystery of God is revealed:
“Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed His name, the LORD. And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.” Exodus 34:5-7
This is what made all the mystics of Jesus Christ able to say, from living in intimate communion with Him, by understanding His Perfect nature, and in faith knowing that He did give His all for us in His Love and Compassion, so we could share in His goodness and lovingkindness by drawing near to Him, get back up and walk in the fullness of His Love and Compassion now able to live inside of us if we accept Him fully, the Holy Spirit will come in and dwell in us.
“They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. ?The LORD is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made.” Psalm 149:7-9
May we choose to live in intimate relationship with Christ, that can only happen by allowing Him to take residence within us, filling our spirits being in union with His eternal living giving Spirit, with hearts, souls and minds that have been circumcised to be able to welcome Him in tenderness and with open arms. His Mind becoming our mind now, filled with His tender compassion towards all others, just as His heart is towards the spiritually sick, He came to heal. We must be as He is, in honoring Him with our lives to be able to experience the intimacy our souls so long to experience and be filled with.
The heart is the essence of life, where our Love life springs from or where our Love life dies from becoming covered over with a calloused skin covering.
We must be tender and open hearted, like a child to receive our Beloved and to be able to hear Him when He calls our name to come to Him…
My friend, don’t keep Him, who is Love, waiting forever.
Come quickly and be reconciled to the Lover of your Soul, so you can begin
on this day to bask in the intimacy of His Love embracing you In His Spirit~
Many Blessings in recovering your relationship with our Beloved,
Be Well In the Love and Grace of Jesus Christ, Who is the Lover of our soul,
Injoying the Intimacy ~
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Alan D. Wright quote from Goodreads.com