It’s interesting that just the day before Marked Camp, I met up with Pastor CK and we were talking about how the single/attached status is over emphasized in church (in CHC definitely where people are encouraged to get married young, a lot get married before they turn 24, and in GenRev too, but Pastor Benjamin has since cleared that up during camp) and how an intimate relationship with Jesus should be #1 and most emphasized instead. And he just really confirmed some of the things I’ve been feeling lately - to enjoy the ‘single’ season without feeling the pressure to get attached (not really from the friends, more from the parents and grandma), to focus on building an intimate relationship with Jesus, build godly friendships, especially with girl friends (yes, he emphasized it again, but now I do have more girl friends than guy friends :D), establish career, go travel and see the world. It’s not that I’m not open if Jesus decides that now is the right time and season for a relationship but I’m completely happy/content right where I am, without any relationship commitments, having freedom to do what I want to do, and most importantly, having the luxury of time to really get intimate with Jesus and to be involved in ministry. It’s not that all these are not possible once someone is in a relationship, it’s just that it may be a bit more challenging to find the time and resources. And I feel that whichever season someone is in, whether it’s single, attached or married, it’s important to have a personal relationship with the Lord, to always draw from Him.
Song of Solomon 1:2, 4
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth - For your love is better than wine… …Draw me away!
Thinking back on the women’s session this year, the verse shared (above) just reminded me of this song that was sung way back in CHC. It’s an awesome worship song that I used to play over and over again, forgot about it for a while, but really, in this season, "O draw me, O draw me away Messiah today to Your presence to stay"
The most epic romance is the one with Jesus.
Once I have turned my face from Thee
Yet You sought me You cleansed me
Made me whole again
Jesus my Savior, my Beloved and Friend
Your praises I bring
From my heart I sing
O draw me, O draw me away Messiah today To Your presence to stay
O Jesus now change me
And mould me
That I can be
Evermore true to Thee
You are the Shepherd of my heart
You have brought me to Your chamber
My Master and King
You light up my darkness
And gave me Your word
That You’ll never forsake me
Nor no ever will leave me
One thing I really love about these past 3 Sundays is how Pst Prince would stay on aft svc ends & lead worship (in place of the usual walkout song by the band), and he doesn’t do it all that often nowadays.. There’s this really epic anointing when he leads us in worship, just super super blessed! Our worship team is AMAZING, but when pastor leads, it’s a whole other level!