Abundant Fruit depicts the King appreciating His beloved. She is a tree planted by rivers of living water bearing much fruit surrounded by life and promise.
“My darling bride, My private paradise fastened to My heart. A secret spring are you that no one else can have – My bubbling fountain hidden from public view. What a perfect partner to Me, now that I have you! Your inward life is now sprouting, bringing forth fruit. What a beautiful paradise unfolds within you! When I’m near you I smell aromas of the finest spice. I find many clusters of My exquisite fruit growing within your inner garden…” Song of Solomon 4:12-14
A Place to Tarry depicts the consecrated place where we meet with Him – a realm for just you two to abide together so that you might lavish your love on one another.
“You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain.” Song of Songs 4:12 (NLT)
“Awaken, north wind — come, south wind. Blow on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices. Let my love come to his garden and eat its choicest fruits.” Song of Songs 4:16 (HCSB)
Raining His Love represents the feeling of His love poured out over us in that quiet place – His chambers.
“Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing–over and over poured out. For Your lovely name is ‘Flowing Oil.’ No wonder [we] adore You. Draw me into Your heart and lead me out, we will run away together–into Your cloud-filled chamber!” Song of Solomon 1:3-4 TPT
Treasured Garden represents the love He pours over you and the beauty He sees within the garden of your heart, which His Holy Spirit faithfully tends and you freely yield to Him, the One you love.
“You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain.” Song of Solomon 4:12 NLT
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—For your love is better than wine.” Song of Solomon 1:2 NKJV Continue reading
Winter Has Passed represents that moment of breakthrough as a season of barrenness blossoms into a season of flourishing.
My beloved speaks and says to me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:10-12 (AMP) Continue reading
Garden of Abiding depicts the bride awaiting the Beloved, like one of the lilies ready to be gathered.
“My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze in the gardens and to gather lilies.” Song of Solomon 6:2 (ESV) Continue reading
Into the King’s Chambers depicts His beloved reverently ascending into the King’s lair as His glory swirls above Him like a crown.
“Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! …You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.” Song of Solomon 4:1a, 7, 9 Continue reading
Doves’ Eyes reminds us how the Lord sees those whose hearts are turned to Him.
“Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes.” Song of Solomon 1:15 Continue reading