I Am My Beloved’s

In the Song of Songs we find a vivid picture that I think we need to be reminded of today. Allegorically we find the bridegroom and the bride rejoice and delight in each other and call each other Beloved 33 times in the Song of Songs.

As the time draws near to meet our Bridegroom face-to-face and see Him eye-to-eye, understanding the true expression of what our Beloved means to us becomes more of a longing in our hearts and spirit.

It is always good to take a few minutes to remind ourselves that our Beloved Bridegroom rejoices over us and we in Him. The hope and promises of His Word are true.

I know the busyness of our days, but perhaps you can take a few minutes to read the Song of Songs. As you read, it can help us to know His heart, even with all of the difficult things going on in our lives and world. If you don’t have your Bible close, nor time to read the book right now, I want to give you these beautifully expressed verses to encourage you that He is ours and we are His.

So, Beloved, “Be-Loved” today.

Come, my Beloved, let us go out into the field; let us stay in the villages. Let us rise up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flowers, whether the tender grape appears, and the pomegranates bud forth; there I will give You my loves.

Song of Solomon 7:11-12

My Beloved is to me like a cluster of henna in the vineyards of  En-Gedi.

Song of Songs 1:14

My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feeds among the lilies.

Song of Songs 2:16

I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved is mine; He feeds among the lilies.

Song of Songs 6:3

I am my Beloved’s, and His desire is toward me.

Song of Songs 7:10

The expression of what the Lord desires for His Beloved is found in III John 2. Beloved, I wish (pray) above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers. To better define this verse we find that To prosper is to reach the goals in your life’s journey,  to be in good health is to be well and without disease and  as our soul prospers is that we may experience the breath of God that is with us in our journey in life.

Fragrantly Yours,

Cynthia

http://www.TheFragrantBride.com

The Fragrant Bride  has a stunning piece of jewelry that says “I Am My Beloved’s” in Hebrew. We also have a natural, uplifting perfume/anointing oil that we call “Beloved”. Precious Oils uses a blend of citrus, mint and Melissa therapeutic grade essential oils in Beloved.

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It Takes Longer Than You Think

A few weeks ago I went on my Face Book page and posted this.

It always takes longer than you think – even if you think it will take longer than you think.

Well that’s the story with my newest book. I was so anxious to receive it last Monday, May 10th. It arrived. Woo-hoo, I squealed. I opened the box, picked up one and admired the quality of the book printed on high gloss paper. It was trimmed to perfection. Beautiful.  Then I opened it up only to find that the printer had printed the proof copy and not the updated edited one that was submitted at a later date.

Ouch . . . and ouch, again.

I sat down and began to think what to do, I had quite a few who had pre-ordered this Bible study of Queen Esther and her days of purification with the six months of myrrh. They were as anxious as I was to get the book, some even more than myself. So, I thumbed through it and thought most people would be happy with the book as printed.  Over the next two days I packaged and sent out books as I awaited a return response from the printer what to do.  On Friday I sent back most of the books and hopefully we will have the new ones sometime in the next week, or two.

I was thinking how often it takes longer than we think in so many areas of our lives. Some we plan for, others we don’t.

If you commute to work you know that the rush hour traffic requires that you allow ample time so you can be on time. Doing errands on a rainy day like today requires more time, and an umbrella. Going to the bank just before the weekend puts us in long lines and Monday mornings at the post office is never a zip-in and zip-out experience.

Being the mother of six I learned that each child learns to do things at their own pace. One of my daughters learned to read at a young age, while another one of my children didn’t really get it until they were nine years old. But when they got the understanding of the letters and words you couldn’t give them enough to read.

Then I began to think about the beauty of life itself. My oldest daughter recently announced that my second grand baby will  join us in December. I know, that is quite a long time from today, but the timing of the birth of a baby is surely one of the most wonderful and awe-inspired things we experience in our lives.

So, on this rainy afternoon I am thinking of all the details of my life. I know that Fed Ex will deliver the books in a few days, but the expectancy of my heart just thinking about another grand baby to love and hold wishes it was December, today.

The Bible in 50 words

This was posted on my FaceBook. I loved it so much that I wanted to save it and share with others.

The Bible in 50 words

God made
Adam bit
Noah arked
Abraham split
Joseph ruled
Jacob fooled
Bush talked
Moses balked
Pharaoh plagued
People walked
Sea divided
Tablets guided
Promise landed
Saul freaked
David peeked
Prophets warned
Jesus born
God walked
Love talked
Anger crucified
Hope died
Love rose
Spirit flamed
Word spread
God remained.

author unknown (sigh)

Mother’s Day 2010

Tomorrow is the scheduled delivery of the advanced reader copy of my book, Esther’s Days of Purification. As I ponder Queen Esther’s story I think that she exemplifies Mothers with her integrity and desire to put her life on the line for her people. This is what Mothers do with the “posture” and stand they take for their children and grandchildren. This is from the “Other Things”  portion of my book.

Posture is “standing.” It is an amazing word study in itself. Esther would have not been given the favor of the king if she hadn’t been spiritually prepared to stand for what she believed. Her words in Esther 4:16 “If I perish, I perish” are compared to a statement in Genesis 43:14 when Israel (Jacob) was sending Benjamin during the second trip to get grain. “If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.” Both Esther and Israel are in a sense prophetically stating, “I hope everything will be alright, but I must do what I must do at this point.” As we ponder our position in the Kingdom of God, we may very well have similar decisions in areas of our lives where we must “stand.”

This is my family, in which I am very blessed to be the Mother of.  Have a wonderful Mother’s day, I know that I will as I count the blessings of being the Mother to my children.