Friday, February 6, 2015

Microwave or Crockpot?

The Song
1 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead.
2 Your teeth are like a flock of sheep just shorn, coming up from the washing. Each has its twin; not one of them is alone.
3 Your lips are like a scarlet ribbon; your mouth is lovely. Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate.
4 Your neck is like the tower of David, built with courses of stone.

Song of Solomon 4:1-4

Today is Day 2 in a 7 day countdown before the free screening of the movie “The Song” at Celebration Community Church on Friday February 13th at 7:05pm. “The Song” is a modern day re-telling of the Biblical Song of Solomon. Throughout this week and next I will be sharing personal insights as well as excerpts from Matt Chandler’s book "The Mingling of Souls”.

It is pretty clear that this couple saved themselves for each other, because we’ve seen the whole romance from the beginning. It’s also very clear that the romance didn’t stop on their wedding day. Husbands, notice how Solomon proceeded. He wasn’t quick or rough. He hadn’t even touched her yet. He spent the first moments where intimacy began to build by saying, essentially, “Your soul is beautiful.”

I have often quoted Dr. Kevin Lehman who in his best selling book, “Sex Begins In The Kitchen” says that men are like microwave ovens …they get hot fast. Women on the other hand are like crock pots, they are slow cookers that take a while to heat up.”

Notice Solomon wasn’t in a hurry. He gazed at her beauty and went step-by-step, slowly praising her—eyes, mouth, cheeks, neck. This whole thing is very, very romantic. Notice he hadn’t even gone below her veil yet. (Yet!) He started from the top and worked his way slowly down, doling out praise in a very measured fashion.

As he did this, what do you think happened to her nerves, her fear, her insecurity? If he had just hauled off and grabbed her right off the bat, her guard would likely have gone right back up again. But he slowly disarmed her before he disrobed her. We know from previous chapters that she likely carried around some insecurity about her body, about her appearance, as nearly every woman does.

Solomon, the wisest man in the world understood this simple principle and so should we all. Remember what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13…

Love is………………patient.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,

Lang Acosta
Funeral Services for Tim Lang

Davis Funeral Chapel
531 Shawnee St.
Leavenworth Kansas.

Visitation with family Tuesday 6pm-8pm

Memorial Service Wednesday at 11am.

Burial at Leavenworth National Cemetery Wednesday 12:30pm
If you have not yet enrolled in this Sunday’s Connection Class, it is not too late.

C3’s membership class meets in the Pond (children’s church area) at 12:45pm and concludes by 2pm. Lunch will be served and childcare is provided.

Come find out how you fit it to God’s grand plan for Celebration Community Church.

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