Silk: Ardent Love

My birthday present from God! A love letter – He’s so good to me. This started when He highlighted the Chaim Bentorah article on Lovingkindness and I knew He was kicking off a new silk. The pieces came together from there and I didn’t even notice when He nudged me to make a new table cloth from the “new silk” – I’d forgotten which one it was – LOL! I love how He works. I’m totally blessed and blown away – hope you will be too 🙂 

The name of your silk is Ardent Love. The colors in it are:

  • Dark red representing the depths of God’s love
  • Cream representing milk and honey
  • Coral representing deep passion
  • Ruby representing being of immeasurable worth
  • Light turquoise representing watered and flourishing

The scriptures that go with it are:

  • Jeremiah 31:3 (GW) The Lord appeared to me in a faraway place and said, “I love you with an everlasting love. So I will continue to show you my kindness.
  • Romans 8:32 (AMPC) He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?
  • Psalm 143:8 (NKJV) Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.

Merriam-Webster defines “ardent” as “having or showing very strong feelings; characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity; fiery, hot, impassioned.”

Another scripture that goes with this silk is Isaiah 62:4 (VOICE) “People won’t talk about you anymore using words like “forsaken” or “empty.” Instead, you will be called “My delight” [Hephzibah] and the land around you “Married” [Beulah], because the Eternal is pleased with you and has bound Himself to your land.”

An excerpt from “The One Year Worship the King Devotional” by Chris Tiegreen is connected to this silk.

Hephzibah means “my delight is in her,” and Beulah means “married.” God makes it clear that He gets excited about intimacy with His people.

Those names come right after a powerful description: “You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand.” In other words, the King holds His bride proudly. In matters of romantic love, the nature of the beloved usually reveals quite a bit about the heart of the one who loves her. A bride represents a groom’s tastes and pleasures, his deepest desires. The fact that our King calls us His bride is astounding. Those who were made in His image are meant to be a delightful expression of who He is.

What does that mean in real, everyday life? It means that we are soul mates with the One who redeemed us. When Jesus told the disciples in John 14 that He would come for them, He used wedding terms. In the greatest Cinderella story of all time, the King has graciously taken a woman dressed in rags and made her the apple of His eye.

A portion of an article from Chaim Bentorah of Biblical Hebrew Studies called “Word Study: Hear Lovingkindness” is connected to this silk.

Psalms 143:8: “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning…”

Here is the question that come to my mind as I read this, how does one hear lovingkindness? True this is poetry and David is most likely speaking metaphorically, but still the question remains, what does he mean by hearing lovingkindness.

The word hear is shama which could mean to hear, to listen or to obey. It could also refer to a spiritual hearing. What is interesting is this is in a rare grammatical form. It is both third person singular and first person singular at the same time. Literally it is rendered as “you me listen.”
What is hearing? Hearing is the act of receiving sound vibrations into the brain and the brain translating these vibrations into something meaningful. Hence, in a spiritual sense you are receiving data into your spirit which is translated into something that is meaningful. This word is also used in a Hiphil form so the Psalmist is saying that “You have caused me to hear of your lovingkindness.”

So now we approach another question, why was it so difficult for the Psalmist to hear or understand God’s lovingkindness? Maybe it was not a problem of understanding. The word lovingkindness is chasad. Certain words seem to hold a particular importance in God’s vocabulary. This is one of them. It is a special word, an expression of love.

There are certain words that a husband will use to touch his wife’s heart. They may sound foolish to the outside world but when a husband and wife wake up in the morning, together, and the husband reaches for his wife, takes her in his arms and tenderly brushes her hair aside and says: “Good morning Sugar Babe,” those words which seem absolutely ridiculous to the outside world, becomes something very precious to that wife. For they are words spoken by her beloved for her ears and her ears only and she knows that she is the first thing on her husband’s mind when he awakes in the morning.

Is it any wonder that the Psalmist would say: “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning.” What Psalmist is asking is that when he awakes in the morning he wants to awaken in the arms of his beloved God and to listen to Him whisper in his ear: “Good morning my Chasad. He wants to hear his beloved God whisper words of love into his spiritual ear, to know that he is the first thing on his God’s mind when he awakens in the morning. Such is the reason for that rare form of the word shama in both first and third person. The word chasad is special and private just between you and God. Many a man will call his wife “Honey.” But there is only one woman that will hear that word from that one man. So too, God may call us all chasad, but it is meant as a private word of endearment just between you and God.

A portion of a word from June Reinke of Prophetic Light is connected to this silk.

You are never alone, never friendless, never abandoned, and never without if you are a born-again believer of Jesus Christ. He is your unspeakable gift that keeps on giving. He is your special someone, always. He is the beautiful rose of Sharon for you. He is that Lilly of the valley that even Solomon in all of his glory could not match in beauty.

He decks you out in the beautiful robe of righteousness , the garment of salvation and praise that replaces heaviness. He clads you with His armor of light that puts out darkness and puts a ring on your finger that is more precious and priceless than anything you could have. He clothes you with HIMSELF, beautifies you in Him and gives you unspeakable gifts that all the gold and silver and precious stones could not purchase. He abides as your Shepherd that does not slumber nor sleep, comforts you on all sides, shields you and is your exceeding, great reward.

He comforts you on every side, always and supplies all your need according to HIS riches that be in glory. He furnishes a table before you in the presence of your enemies and feeds you, wines and dines you and gives you unspeakable joy for your sorrow and sadness as you drink the new wine of His SPIRIT and become intoxicated in His love that He lavishes you with.

He perfumes you with His own anointing that is greater than than that Queen Esther had and calls you His bride as He is YOUR bridegroom. He is the lover of your soul and needs no special date on an earthly calendar to pour into you His love. He gives you grace and glory and is your friend that sticks closer than a brother. His promises go beyond a promise ring, and the treasures he gives you cannot be stolen from you. His gifts he does not take back, and He is your constant lover of your soul.

He crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies. (Ps. 105) and daily loads you with benefits. He satisfies your mouth with good things, and values you as a precious jewel, as he adorns and decks you out in His splendor. You are not lucky, but you are blessed.

It has been prayed over and anointed with the Scent of Heaven’s Adoration oil. In this instance, He is having us use it to remind us of His adoration of us. The word adoration is defined as “strong feelings of love; to adore” and adore means “to love/desire (someone) very much, to regard with devotion or loving admiration.” How beautiful that THIS is how God feels about us. Humbling and awesome (in the true meaning of the word).

We pray it blesses you!

NOTE: If you’re wondering why I’ve shared this silk letter, check out my post God Speaking Through Silk where I explain why I began sharing these on my blog. And though I don’t post these for the purpose of selling them, I know sometimes one will just grab you and you KNOW you’re supposed to have it. If that’s the case you can check on Dyed4you Readymade to see if I have one completed already or you can see what types of products I offer and request I make you one in this style.

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