Good Morning! My name is Jen Cervik and I was asked to give you a devotional thought from the book of Song of Solomon, chapters 1 and 2.
2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
If you turn on the radio, chances are you are going to hear a song about love. LOVE – who doesn’t like the word and its meaning? How does it make you feel? Wanted is a word that comes to my mind when I think of love. You want to feel love from others, and in turn, you want to give love to others. It brings happiness, joy, and fullness. Song of Solomon is all about love. You don’t have to look at this book as instructions on a marriage. I looked at this as an emotional love between the Lord and me.
His banner over me is love. As I read this, I visualized myself with a banner literally above me stating some sort of love declaration from the Lord. Going about my day doing all my hundreds of errands and tasks to various places, I wore my banner of love from the Lord. I may run into people I know. I may not have a pleasant experience at one of the places I go. My kids may be misbehaving. It may be a great day also. The whole time I am wearing my banner. As I wear it, am I displaying it in a way that is pleasing to the Lord? Am I glorifying God? Am I showing others God’s love through me with all of my actions? Am I ashamed to wear my banner of God’s love?
The song, “His Banner Over Me is Love,” says the Lord “is mine and I am His, His banner over me is love,” and “He is the vine and we are the branches, His banner over me is love.” The Lord wants nothing more than to have a deep, loving, meaningful and intimate relationship with us. He wants that relationship so we will grow in Him and show His love through us in every way. In turn, we can then say my beloved is mine and I am His. Knowing we are one with the Lord and tuned in to His desires for us, we can have a peace from Him and only Him.
APPLICATION: Wear your banner of Christ’s love proudly. We should not be ashamed of His love. There will be times you falter and make mistakes. That’s okay. That’s when the Lord is there to help us recognize those times. He wants us to turn to Him and help us. He understands our hardship. We need to learn from those mess-ups and carry on His desire. Ask the Lord for help. Soon your banner will grow and people will know you belong to the Lord. They will see your joy and your love and want it for themselves.
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WHEN YOU GOT SAVED: 5 or 6, and assurance around 11
FAVORITE BIBLE CHAPTER: Ecclesiastes 3
FAMILY: Mike, Norah-7 and Nate-4
OCCUPATION: Preschool Teacher