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Topic: Sizzle (05/02/13)
TITLE: The Fire of His Desire
By Kimberly Miller
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I donít need to be fearfully trapped in the act of allegiance to Him like a puppet, or pretend that cupid has intoxicated me with affection for Him by his poisonous arrows. I, however, am well aware of the nature of my Husband, and dare not test His eternal patience. He may be as gentle as a Lamb, but His desire for me is that of a ravenous Lion. His jealousy is as cruel as the grave and His love for me is as strong as death; many waters cannot quench His love.
My love on the other hand is fleeting; like the tides of the water it rises and falls. Although I muster up the strength to remain faithful to Him, time and again I find myself stumbling and needing to receive His unrelenting mercy. How can a Husband forgive His wife for adultery? Not just once, but seventy times seven? How can He hold back His wrath and every time offer out His heart to be trampled upon again and again?
I feel that His patience is waning- not so much waning, since His patience can never fade-but more so that the fire of His desire is getting hotter, fiercer, stronger; His longing to be loved by me and to keep me from defiling my purity is all consuming. He sees my wounds each time I return from my lovers and He is desperate to keep me safe from their harm.
As much as I know that my Husband loves me and is filled with forgiveness and mercy, I am also aware of His vehement wrath. He is a jealous Lover and He is a wounded Husband; He will not relent until He has tenderly drawn all my heart unto devotion to Him alone.
The fire of His desire sizzles; it ignites into flame, a flame so fierce that it once flooded and destroyed the whole earth and all that was in it; a flame so strong it would allow war to erupt on our shores and devastating natural disasters to take place in our gates to turn His defiled wife's gaze to His face. This flame drove Him from His throne to the earth below and from the earth to the cross of shame and humility. To the One who gave up everything for His wife, no wonder He sizzles with wrath for her to do likewise.
May we as a bride no longer turn our eyes to the side.
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