He brought me to the banqueting house, And His banner over me was love. Song of Solomon 2:4 NKJV
My wife and I renewed our wedding vows. We had a time of worship before the ceremony. One of the songs was based on this verse. We could feel the presence of God among us. People cried when we read our renewal vows to each other.
The ceremony was a testimony of our renewed commitment to each other. We had experienced many highs and lows in our relationship. We hurt and disappointed each other many times. We chose to love and forgive each other. We chose to remain faithful in our commitment to God.
We renewed our vows because we wanted to renew our commitment to love each other in Christ. We had allowed our relationship with the Lord to grow stale. We had not walked away from Jesus. We had not lost our faith. We were living in practical unbelief.
The sweetness of our relationship with Jesus lost its flavor. We started trusting in our resources more than the goodness and mercy of God. We were looking for things to fill a void in our lives only Jesus can fill.
Jesus wants our faith to be in Him alone as He guides us through the pitfalls of life in a fallen world. It is faith in the risen Lord that ushers us into God’s presence!
In my time of wandering in the dry dessert of practical unbelief I learned something I will always hold on to. I learned it is the author and finisher of my faith who brings me into the banqueting house of abundant living. I learned His banner over me is love!
The phrase His banner over me is love are not just words to me. They are a reminder that Jesus looks upon me as His beloved. All His righteous acts and judgments must pass through the filter of God’s great love for me!
Are you are wandering through the dry dessert of practical unbelief? Has your love for Jesus grown cold and stale? Are you looking for things to fill a void in your heart only Jesus can fill?
This is the day for you to regroup under the banner of God’s great love. Jesus is waiting for you to renew your commitment to follow Him!
You do not need to have a ceremony or pray a special prayer a special way. Simply turn to Jesus in the quietness of your own heart. Ask Jesus to bring you back under His banner of love. Ask Jesus to bring you into His banqueting house!
Jesus is waiting at the right hand of the Father for you today. He is waiting to usher you into His banqueting house of abundant living.
Do not wait. Join Jesus for a love feast today. Live under His banner of love forever!
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