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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Spending Time in Relationship - Song of Songs 2

My love calls to me: Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one. For now the winter is past; the rain has ended and gone away. Song of Songs 2:10-11

These verses give a sense of passing time and the relationship seems to grow more intimate as the man and woman spend time together.

  • They eat together in the banquet hall. 
  • They visit one another.
  • They spend time away with each other.
We also get a sense the couple enjoy each other and treat each other with kindness and respect.

  • They compliment each other
  • They communicate openly
  • They are openly attentive to each other
What happens to a relationship when a couple never spends time together?

What happens to a relationship when friends or family members do not communication openly with each other?

What do harsh words do to a relationship?

What do gentle, kind, and respectful words do for a relationship?

Having an intimate relationship with God involves spending time with him. We often put intimacy on the back burner because our lives are too busy. As time goes by, intimacy begins to slip away and our relationship becomes stale and boring.

How is it with you? Do you have scheduled times to spend in relationship?

Abba, forgive us when we let time go by without spending moments with you and the special people in our lives. Teach us to build intimate relationships through gentle words, respect, and open communication. Show us how to value others as you have valued us. Fill us with your Spirit and let your love flow from our lips and spill over those we have come to know.

6 comments:

Lorrie said...

what comes to me is a whisper..."come, abide with me, my love, my bride".

Great post to start my day with :)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hi there. Well I read this but have a suggestion I wanted to run by you. I've been actually trying to think of a way we could interact? Where it could be more engaging than say just reading/commenting and it just goes into space. I mention this for all concerned..as a way to engage on a more meaningful level? One example might be.. say for instance, we read then write/poetry something short on what we got out of it- then visit one another in a certain time frame you'd like? Again, this is just a suggestion. Let me know what you think?

cindyhan111 said...

awesome points... I do not schedule my time with God... but He definately schedules my time with Him!!!

Which ends up being a part of almost all I do. He's a good companion, so I don't mind!

great post.

Laura said...

These verses have always left me breathless...thinking of the spring of love...the newness of the season.

such a sweet contemplation!

Laura said...

These verses have always left me breathless...thinking of the spring of love...the newness of the season.

such a sweet contemplation!

Monica Sharman said...

This is awesome. I have never read it like you are teaching me of it here. Thanks a ton. I expect good changes in my relationships...
Monica