A couple of days ago someone encouraged me to write. I actually do write a lot (of Greek) but only in my paper based diary and it’s Greek to most people.
To spend time in the presence of God, the Father, Holy Spirit and Son – Jesus, is my delight each day. To spend time in the presence of the Holy Spirit is to know Him who created the idea of a mother as well. To spend time with Jesus is to know our Husband. We are part of His body, the body of Christ, Jesus’ bride to be.
All that is most wonderful is in God. All the best relationships that can occur on earth are just shadows of what He is. Such thoughts are too high and pure for most of us to grasp – the ideas about relationships, especially same sex relationships, are really messed up in the media these days – but He can reveal a pure understanding of relationships to our hearts through the Spirit. Once that happens and we realise that the best we can imagine and desire is actually woefully short of the reality of what God has for us both now and forever, we can’t help but fall helplessly in love with all of Him and with others in His body.
To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. Titus 1:15
The all consuming passion of Jesus drove Him through the cross into our arms. What an embrace there is in those outstretched arms! They grasp the innermost parts of our beings and unite us there with Him.
“Having made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself” Ephesians 1:9.
These things have to be revealed to us and that requires courage on our part. Courage to think the unthinkable, to face the inner demons that plague our lives and find the redemptive power of God to purify even those most seemingly vile of our inner imaginings. For, actually, everything God created is good.
“Whoever practices the truth comes to the light in order that his works may be made manifest, that they have been worked in God.” John 3:21
By writing, I am bringing these thoughts of intimacy and what it might mean for a spiritual person and our understanding of God, to the light so that hopefully you can see that these works and thoughts are wrought in God. It is so possible for you, the reader, to disagree with that. Please do. I don’t want to lead you astray.
But if you can, as the Lord leads, please push through the morass in your mind that is our common thinking about intimacy and let God show you perfect love.
The safeguard is that God has given guidelines for this life – no fornication, no adultery, treat everyone as a brother or sister, the marriage bed is undefiled – stay within these bounds while you love one another fervently and deeply and all will be well.
Heaven, well that could be another story of new bodies and things beyond what we can imagine or think. Perfect love only deeper and more intimate is what we are destined for. We can put our present, time-bound hopes, desires and frustrations fully into that hope. He won’t disappoint us.
“But” you protest, “this well is deep and You have nothing to draw with” (John 4:11, 12). “My desire is for physical satisfaction now and you are not offering me that.” Jesus points out that if you drink from that well you will thirst again (and again). However, if you can learn to drink from Him with abandonment so that He takes over your innermost desires and being – your heart – then you will find yourself satisfied.
The key to satisfaction in this life is abiding in the springs of life that He brings about in your innermost being. This brings about continual washings of our thoughts and desires and overflowing life to others. “He who believes in Me as the Scripture says out of him will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37.
So I lean upon my beloved as we walk through the vineyards and fields of His dominion and I lie down with Him in love. What He says I will do, where He walks I will go.
And I am so in love.
2 responses to “Write! Pure Relationships.”
Interesting thoughts. Iagree with most in principle….but…..there’s always a but…
But I have many many times asked the Lord to heal me and to satisfy me with His love. I literally use Ephesians 3:16-20 as a personal prayer, substituting ‘His’ with ‘Your’, ‘you’ with ‘me’ or ‘I’…etc. but so far He hasn’t answered this prayer. It must be my lack of faith, doubts, skepticism, my sin… or something else blocking this answer to prayer.
There’s one thing I’m not comfortable using in relation to God and that’s referring to Him as Mother. I take it you are referring to the Holy Spirit as Mother. Where is that in the scriptures, I’m not aware of this. Yes I know there are features or characteristics of God’s character that are mothering or nurturing (e.g. Luke 13:34), but using the term Mother in relation to God I feel is wrong…🤔🤔
Yes thanks Barry. Scripturally God is consistently described as a father. I’ve edited the post and I hope I have got across the point better now without being blasphemous!