KISS ME

KISS ME

Song 1:2 ¶ “May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine.

There is something special about that first kiss. I will never forget the first time I kissed Parris (for those who don’t know, Parris is my wife). From that moment on, I knew she was the one for me. In that brief moment I decided she would be my wife. At that time I was attending school in Michigan. The first thing I did was return to Michigan, pack my bags, and come back to NOLA. I knew my life was somehow meant to be here with my future wife.
In this song,Solomon talks about the power of the kiss. From the first time the bride had kissed Solomon, she was hopelessly in love, all she could think about was being with her lover. In this beautiful song, the Lord has given us an opportunity to look behind the veil and gaze into the life of intimacy the Lord has prepared for His sons and daughters.
I remember back in 1994, when the Lord began to visit our church, he began to bring an incredible new sense of intimacy into our services. This intimacy began to be expressed through the songs that we sang. One of those songs was called True Love by David Ruis. Here are some of the words from that song.

Jesus I need to know true love
Deeper than the love found on earth
Take me into the King’s chamber
Cause my love to mature

Let me know the kisses of Your mouth
Let me feel Your warm embrace
Let me smell the fragrance of Your touch
Let me see Your lovely face
Take me away with You
Even so, Lord, come
I love You Lord
I love You more than life

My heart, my flesh yearn for You, Lord
To love You is all I can do
You have become my sole passion
Cause my love to be true

“Let me know the kisses of your mouth”, I remember how controversial those words were when we first sang that song in our church. I think we even changed the words for awhile, and then went back to singing about kisses. You see kisses are the display of affection you have for another person. Solomon, singing about a divine kiss, communicates intimacy that may terrify some, but it expresses the very cry of our heart. All of us want to be loved, all of us want to be kissed. Until we experience this sense of intimacy with God, all we really have is a form of religion. The Lord is after our heart, He is after your deepest affections, He is after your kisses. All of the other things; the tithing, the singing of songs, teaching, praying, ministering to the poor; all of these things can be a smoke screen. Does He want us to do those things, absolutely. The difference is these things flow out of our affection for Him. One kiss from the Lord and life will be different, one kiss from Him and you will throw yourself into a life of service. you will serve Him gladly because of His great love for you. “Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth”.

4 Replies to “KISS ME”

  1. yes indeed! only by his love, nothing else will accomplish a thing we wont bear good fruit for him, if it isnt in love, I think people are very tired of structure religion, the do called its the christain thing to do, Jesus told us to forgive from our hearts not its the christian thing to do. All has to come from the heart to be excepted by him. He looks at the heart our intermost being, its a good thing that it comes from our hearts all of it with it purpoosed in our hearts to please him in all. Jesus lived to please the Father from his heart body and soul, he said i seek to please my Father he was one with the Father we are to be one with Jesus the Father and the Holy Spirit and they will live inside any person that will come and allow them to dwell iin them

  2. WOW. This blog or at least the parts I have quoted bring me back to the blog titled, WHAT IF THERE REALLY IS A MILLENNIUM ? “Until we experience this sense of intimacy with God, all we really have is a form of religion. He is after your deepest affections. All of the other things; the tithing, the singing of songs, teaching, praying, ministering to the poor; all of these things can be a smoke screen. Does He want us to do those things, absolutely. The difference is these things flow out of our affection for Him.”
    This very topic is terribly scary to me because I believe many people are “doing” and because of that thinking they are good with Jesus; yet they have it backwards. It is the good with Jesus that produces the “doing” that is eternal. (I was one of ‘those’ people)
    Matthew 23: 25-28
    “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
    Matthew 7:21, 23
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

  3. I remember my first kiss with my wife. We ate cafe fresca and when leaving she wouldn’t kiss me . So I told her there was something on her eye let me get it and when she closed her eyes I gave her a kiss. It was that moment of affection that drew us closer then we Got married 2 years later. Our affection in feeling started from that experience. John Bevere wrote a book called ” Drawing Near” and it made me realize how intimate a relationship can be with Him. I remember reading on how his thoughts for us are more then the grains of sand on the earth. Reality hit me during our young adults beach outing when I picked up just one handful of sand and poured it out my hand watching the unfathomable amount of grains fall to the ground. Then I looked down the beach and just was awe struck by the amount of sand just on this one beach. Wow !!! I found through being humble , fearing Him , and time with Him really makes my relationship intimate with Him. He knows everything about me the hairs on my body, my thoughts, my weaknesses. A kiss from God changed my life, I have a friend that’s always there and waiting for me. Jesus is awesome!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s