A few months ago, when I went to be alone for a couple of days so I could begin writing these devotionals, I had a very clear vision. I was driving out to stay alone at my parents and was nearly there when in a vision I saw a hand come from heaven and place a seal on my heart. It was like those stamp seals that you’ve seen. God said, “I am placing My seal upon your heart.”
It was a powerful moment, and immediately I, without question, knew that I was indeed hearing from God that I was to write these devotionals. After that, He invited me to just rest in His presence for a while. It was beautiful, and much needed. I felt that God was inviting me into a new level of intimacy with Him throughout this journey Deeper with you.
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. Song of Songs 8:6-7
God’s love for us is far more intense than we can even imagine. I am so grateful for the love He lavishes upon me. Were it not for that insatiable love, the world would have consumed me long ago. I need that love. I yearn for it. I crave it.
This devotional may seem unusual, but what I wanted to do was bring you to the place of God’s love where you walk from what’s comfortable and “acceptable”, into what’s real. Into the place where His love becomes a consuming fire that you cannot and don’t want to contain.
Prayer Moment: My challenge for you today is this, go before God and ask Him to show you a greater depth of His love for you. Sometimes, it can feel shocking or even “wrong”, but it’s because it’s so intense and we are earthly and struggle to comprehend how the God of the universe can be so enthralled with us. Will you give Him permission to crash in on you today? To take you past comfortable and into intense? If so, give Him your “Yes”.
My lover has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies. I am my lover’s and my lover is mine; he browses among the lilies. Song of Songs 6:2-3
This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16