Drawing Power of Gods Love
“The songs of songs which is Solomon’s.”
“We love Him, because He first loved us.” I
It was not a fear of hell fire and brimstone that drew me
to the cross. Rather, it was an unfolding awareness of “the
love of God” which began to open my understanding that
I could have a relationship with the Lord if I would allow
Him to come within my life. I began to respond to and desire
the love that was being poured out upon me, and I wanted to
become an on-going recipient of that love.
As I began to comprehend that a love relationship with the
Lord was available to me, and that my sin separated me from
God; this desire to know the Lord Jesus Christ caused me to
deal with the sin in my life. This happened, not out of fear,
but out of a love that produced this desire.
God is holy; therefore we are called to holiness, that we
might come into His presence. As I gradually came to understand
this, I got rid of those things that could hinder me from
abiding in His presence, and having His presence resident
within my life.
“Draw me, we will run after thee. The king hath brought
into His chambers.” SS 1:4.
Once we begin to understand the love that the Lord has for
us, we can ask Him in confidence to draw us to Himself. The
Lord will respond to this prayer and create a spiritual hunger
within us that will enable us to run after Him.
To be brought within His chambers speaks of His “manifest
presence” becoming a personal reality in which the Lord
becomes interested and personally active in the circumstances
of our lives. I have experienced this and found it to be worth
more than gold.
“Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture
where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like
wanders beside the flocks of your companions?” RSV Song
I can no longer be satisfied to just hear a good message
about the Lord. There has come such a hunger within me for
the Lord Himself, that I can no longer be satisfied with just
a good meeting, or anything other than the Lord making Himself
personally known to me.
“The voice of my beloved! behold, He cometh leaping
upon the mountains,
skipping upon the hills.” SS 2:8.
It is not so much that we find the Lord, but rather, as we
hunger and desire Him, He will respond and come to us. The
Lord is a rewarder of those who love Him and who diligently
seek after Him.
“My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold,
he stands behind
our wall, he looks forth at the windows, showing himself through
the lattice. My beloved spoke, and said to me, Rise up, my
fair one, and come away.” SS 2:9-10.
At times, the presence of the Lord may appear to be elusive,
as the Lord will test us to see if we really want Him, as
much as we say we do. He will come and make His presence known
to us, and then withdraw, to see if we will set aside our
present activities and turn aside into His presence. When
this has happened to me, and I have rightly responded, the
Lord has brought me into a special time of communion with
Him in which He has made Himself unusually real to me.
As I allow His workings within my life, and come into an
understanding of His ways, I find myself singing songs that
give expression to this love of God which has so affected
my life. I sing of His faithfulness toward me and how patient
He has been in bringing me into a personal relationship with
There is an understanding of God that the Lord desires to
bring us into. God is love, and He is steadfast and patient
in His desire toward us. Now I can share this with others.
“This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters
of Jerusalem.” SS 5:16b.
Sometimes we sing, “He's my Lord, He's my Lord. This
is a testimony of the submission of our lives to the Lord
Jesus Christ, which will take on a much deeper meaning, after
we have unconditionally submitted our lives to Him and truly
made Him Lord.
What a glorious thing it is to be joined with the Lord in
that which he is doing in the earth today. I do not know of
any greater privilege or joy, than in coming into that place
of intimacy with the Lord where we begin to know his heart
beat and function in unity with Him.
Now I have a song I can sing to the world.