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But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 

1 Cor. 6:17

This morning I was reading an amazing blog- a refreshing blog that exudes intimacy with God and these thoughts ministered to my spirit.  I felt connected to these words, as if they were echoing the very cravings of my heart.  I pray that today they connect to your heart and draw you more deeply into the intimate connection for which you were made…a deep, drawing, affectionate heart connection with God.

“…a loving soul wants fresh food every day from the table of Christ.

And you who have once had the kisses of His mouth, though you remember the past kisses with delight, yet want daily fresh tokens of His love.”

–Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on “The Church’s Love To Her Loving Lord

Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth.

For several days we have been dwelling upon the Saviour’s passion, and for some little time to come we shall linger there…. let us seek the same desires after our Lord as those which glowed in the heart of the elect spouse.

How bold is her love! …

Esther trembled in the presence of Ahasuerus, but the spouse in joyful liberty of perfect love knows no fear. If we have received the same free spirit, we also may ask the like.

By kisses we suppose to be intended those varied manifestations of affection by which the believer is made to enjoy the love of Jesus.

The kiss of reconciliation we enjoyed at our conversion, and it was sweet as honey dropping from the comb.

The kiss of acceptance is still warm on our brow, as we know that He hath accepted our persons and our works through rich grace.

The kiss of daily, present communion, is that which we pant after to be repeated day after day, till it is changed into the kiss of reception, which removes the soul from earth, and the kiss of consummation which fills it with the joy of heaven.

Faith is our walk, but fellowship sensibly felt is our rest.

Faith is the road, but communion with Jesus is the well from which the pilgrim drinks.

O lover of our souls, be not strange to us; let the lips of Thy blessing meet the lips of our asking; let the lips of Thy fulness touch the lips of our need, and straightway the kiss will be effected.

C.H. Spurgeon: Morning and Evening
Song of Solomon 1:2