September 2, 2020
The Bridegroom has come through the wilderness and has come to the wedding day. This is the day that Revelation speaks of when it says " Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come." Carried along in a palanquin the Bride and Bridegroom are enveloped in love. At the height of poetic language, the interior of this carriage is said to be "paved with love".
In Israel the month we are now in, the month of Elul is made into an acrostic spelling "Ani L'dodi V'dodi Li", "I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine". Hear more about this special month in this podcast. Also hear the story of our new baby "Gilead Mori" and how his name connects to the Song of Songs.
August 19, 2020
In this section an unnamed onlooker sees the approaching Bridegroom and says "Who is this?" Spoken with a sense of wonder and awe; this question should characterize and fuel our own hunger for the Lord.
Psalm 24 expresses the same intrigue when it says "Who is this King of glory?". We can keep asking the question "who is this?" and never exhaust the glory and wealth of who He is. He is an unending fountain of fulfillment and hope.
Though wrought with potential dangers, the King's procession is well guarded by warriors who will ensure the safe arrival of the whole company to the wedding feast. Entrust yourself to Yeshua. He will lead you safely on into the glorious place He has prepared for you.
July 17, 2020
The sweet fellowship that she had enjoyed earlier has now come to an end. She is left in her bed of comfort but inside she is crying out for closeness to the Bridegroom. Though distraught at this break in relationship, the compromises that led to this separation will not have the final say in her life. She resolves to obey the call to rise up in pursuit of the One her soul loves. Be encouraged to get out of bed and join your Savior in the restoration of the world. The fields are ripe and waiting!
June 30, 2020
In pursuit of greater fruitfulness the bride asks for help to overcome the fruit-stealing little foxes. These little foxes symbolize the small compromises that when left unchecked cause great damage to the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Learn also of the imparted beauty the Bride enjoys as she abides in the cleft of the Rock. Throughout the ups and downs of the journey to maturity be encouraged to hear the voice of your Beloved saying “Let Me see your face let Me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet and your face is lovely”.
June 10, 2020
In this season the Bride is invited to bound over the mountains of difficulty with her strong and agile Beloved. This is a call to leave the comfort zone, to take the risk and follow Him beyond the wall of what is most familiar to her.
Did you know that the words sing and prune are the same word in Hebrew? Be encouraged to sing your way through the pruning and come forth in stronger and stronger love.
May 26, 2020
When all that happens in life is interpreted through the lens of a Bridegroom who has your absolute best in mind you are made strong to overcome obstacles. Nothing escapes His attention. Every pain, every struggle is actually producing good in your life. This is the way that life is understood under the banner of love. The bride is confident even through much suffering that she is treasured by her King. Live under His banner. It is the best place to be!
May 21, 2020
In this portion of the bride's journey she discovers the paradox of spiritual growth. She finds that the place of sitting down, of resting in the provision of her Bridegroom is the place of awakening. By simply sitting down and receiving the goodness of God our spirits are revived in such a way that cannot be accomplished in our own human striving. Are you feeling spiritually dry or worn out? Sit down in the shade of what Yeshua has done for you. This is the place where you will be awakened and renewed in love.
May 13, 2020
The Bride holds close to her heart the sacrificial love of her Bridegroom.
In deep gratitude she says; A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me! Sitting at the table, partaking of the abundance of the King's goodness, she offers voluntary offerings of worship. As you listen to this episode may you more fully appreciate the redemptive work that Yeshua accomplished for you. Hold the bundle of myrrh close to your heart!
May 6, 2020
After a season of grappling with shame and being burdened by the expectations of others, the bride ask where she can be fed directly by her beloved. The bridegroom answers with a divine prescription, a path that if followed will lead to greater intimacy with the Shepherd. Some of His answers are surprising. May you be encouraged to continue on as a person in pursuit of the "one thing"! One thing I have desired of the Lord that I may dwell in the house of the Lord. Ps 27:4
April 29, 2020
Having just started the journey, the bride is now acutely aware of her immaturity and faults. In the midst of this she is also aware of a loveliness that has been imparted to her heart, a hope of total victory. When our faults hit us in the face will we retreat into a shell of shame or still lay our hearts in openness before God? The journey to mature love only reaches its goal as the bride receives mercy in her weakness and overcomes the stifling voice of the accuser.