I belong to my beloved,
and his desire is for me. (Song of Solomon 7:10 NIV)
At first i was hesitant about going through this book; but man its really blessing me like crazy.
A little back story, recently I was working as a beachbody coach. Then my health took a turn for the worse. Long story short – I have Celiac Disease, a soy allergy and a milk allergy. I also found out that I have severe degeneration of my lower spine (because of how overweight I was and a slight curve of my spine).
Anyways, enough of me. I read this verse this morning and it hit me. I lost sight of God.
Not shocking as the world is so tempting and distracting. It happens unfortunately. To even those you wouldn’t think it could happen, but it happens.
Unfortunately, I had to go through several trials before I realized what God was trying to say to me (I’m hard headed). I was getting healthy (which is great), but then I became obsessed with it. I was….I was…..I was putting beachbody and getting healthy before God.
I mean yeah, I was reading the bible; but I wasn’t applying what I learned. Shoo – I wasn’t even going to in depth to get something from it and most days I didn’t even try to read the bible.
Im sorry – I did it again. talked about me. What am I trying to say?
You are a child of God. He loves you so much. He wants you to put Him first. Don’t lose sight of that cause He is a jealous God.
Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. (Ex 34:14 NIV)
What does that mean? Exactly what it says. No really, think about it. You have a child that starts calling someone, other than the parent, Mom/Dad? Yea….that.
Granted my explanation is no where near the truth but its how I think of it.
God created you and wants you. He’s not gonna push you to love Him or serve Him. He’s not gonna yell from heaven: “Hey wake up! I’m here to help you, ya fool”
He’s not like that – but he does want all of you. He will do things to get your attention actually – like He did to me. Its your choice to listen.
I mean He literally gave you everything He could think of…..why can’t you give Him some time?