I’ve received several prophetic words recently about intimacy with Jesus.  On one occasion a picture was given that it was as though I had been wading around in the mud in wellies and God was giving me new feet so I could run into Him.  So, this is my journey and I have no idea where it’s going to take me.

How do you run into God?  What does that look like?  The only place I could think of starting was in Song of Songs of which I have had no real understanding in the past.  There were parts I could relate to but other parts totally escaped me.  I was told of The Passion Translation so I downloaded a copy and started reading and couldn’t stop.  There were notes which added even more meaning and I started feeling excited about my relationship with Jesus.  I then found a commentary on it, written by the same person (Brian Simmons) and have started to read that too.
 
Verses 1-2 “The most amazing song of all, by King Solomon.  Smother me with kisses – His Spirit kiss divine.  So kind your caresses, I drink them in like sweetest wine”
 
The first thing I learned was that the words Shulamite and Solomon came from the same root word in Hebrew – one masculine and one feminine, symbolising our one-ness in Christ.
 
This kiss from God was the same kiss that He gave Adam when he breathed life into him.  That was what I wanted – LIFE.  Life in all it’s fullness.  I wanted my relationship with Jesus to be alive and real, heart knowledge and not head knowledge. 
 
‘His caresses’ comes from the word for love – in the plural – all the different aspects of love all come from God and are all showered upon us in His touch.  I want to know that touch on a daily basis, no, minute to minute basis.  I want to experience His love to the point that I feel intoxicated by being with Him. 
 
Verses 3-4 “Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing – over and over poured out.  For your lovely name is Flowing Oil.  No wonder the brides-to-be adore you.  Draw me into your heart and lead me out, we will run away together into your cloud filled chamber”
 
I want to be so close that I can smell His fragrance and be intoxicated by that too.  I long for that closeness, I know it’s me that has not found time to sit at His feet and soak up His love but He’s been drawing me into Him over many years but since January this year He’s been shouting at me.  I can no longer ignore Him, I have to find the time.  Yet funnily enough He has drawn so close that I don’t want to ignore Him, I want to find the time, I want to sit at His feet. 
 
My heart has cried out to be drawn into God and now that’s happening.  I can hardly believe it.  Many years ago I thought I would write a book and call it “I have chosen you……Who? Me?  That was probably 25 years ago and I am still amazed that He would want me – what? li’l ‘ole me?
 
1597174_10151902603406025_1968947710_o“Do you have a longing to be close to Jesus?  He will draw you so close that it breaks every chain that holds you back, every weight that holds you down.”  Song of Songs, Journey of the Bride.  Brian Simmons
 
That’s me!  That’s what I want.  That’s what I’ve been longing for.  He’s doing it – what a wonderful God He is!                                                                                                                                           
Chrissie Courage
(The second part of Chrissies ‘Journey into Intimacy’ has now been published and you can go straight there by following this link;