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Lovesick ~ SoS Saturdays

Have you ever been lovesick? (This is where the famed dwarf Grumpy says ‘ahwgh, mush.’)

Sustain me with raisin cakes,
Refresh me with apples,
Because I am lovesick. ~ Song of Songs 2:5

Listen to the maiden’s two part heart cry today; Sustain me, Refresh me!

It sounds to me like the famous Randy Clark prayer “More Lord.” And as Randy Clark (founder of Global Awakening) says in his book of the by the same title; “There is More!”

Remember back in the very beginning of the Song the maiden’s (that’s you) heart cry was draw me and we will run. (Song of Songs 1:4) We have seen her go from a girl with a crush, to a lover beginning to experience intimacy and the first hand attention of the Shepherd King.

Her heart is bursting. She doesn’t want it to stop and cries “Sustain me,” but she doesn’t know how much more she can take “Refresh me.”

That is what lovesick looks like.

The presence of the Lord is tangible and I feel as though I might explode from the intense emotions of love, and joy, the amazing peace I sense. At the same time I desire more.

It helps me to understand that verse in the middle of the Beatitudes:

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. ~ Matthew 4:6

Lovesick is the state of being hungry and satisfied at the same time.

Remember the Michael W. Smith worship song “Breathe” from the ‘90’s.

Breathe ~ Michael W. Smith (click the title to listen)

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

And I, I'm desperate for you
And I, I'm lost without you

That captures it!

I have heard Graham Cooke (and I really love Graham) say that a relationship where you are desperate for Jesus is dysfunctional, and I get what he is saying, but he misses the point.

Lovesick for Jesus is a glorious dysfunction!

Kari Jobe has captured this passion in her song:

The More I Seek You ~ Kari Jobe (click the title to listen)

The more I seek you,
The more I find you
The more I find you, the more I love you

I wanna sit at your feet
Drink from the cup in your hand.
Lay back against you and breath, feel your heart beat
This love is so deep, it's more than I can stand.
I melt in your peace, it's overwhelming

Do you want more of Him today?

Pray the prayer of the maiden with me –

Sustain me,
Refresh me,
Because I am lovesick.

BenSee you next week!

Ben

0 thoughts on “Lovesick ~ SoS Saturdays

  1. cshowers

    I am lovesick. Thank you so much for this teaching... or should I say heart's cry? It just brings forth worship from me...

    Thank you Ben - I needed this.

    Love in Christ,
    Cheryl

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  2. Larry Who

    As a young Christian who knew nothing about much of anything spiritual, the Lord's presence fell upon me. Once that happened, I never wanted anything else and I've been seeking His presence ever since. So, if that means I'm lovesick, I like it.

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  3. Caddo-Jael

    Oh Ben--this may be my fave of the SOS series! I never really "got" SOS till I read your teachings--the sense of passion you illumine here is breathtaking in its comparison to the physical need and satisfaction. Wow. "Desperation for Jesus is dysfunctional"?? Well, I'm all too familiar with dysfunction--and what I have with our Lord Jesus, ain't it. God bless you and the fam--love, sis Caddo

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  4. Debbie

    I have been more lovesick than I am right now, so you stir me up to seek Him and love Him more. Thank you, Mr. Ben. I agree about the dysfunctional part. Being lovesick for Him is the kind of dysfunction I can live with! God bless you and yours and this great SOS series!

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