Now, the whole point of fasting, is to take whatever time that you had doing the thing that your fasting from, and giving it to God. Spending that, now vacant, time, in prayer, reading the Word, worshipping Him, thinking, just anything that would glorify God.
This morning, from the moment I got up, I started talking to God. I let my legs hang over my bed, and just lifted my arms to the ceiling and said "Ok God. Today is Yours. This is the day You have made. Let me be able to make it Yours in what I say and do." Then I threw on some clothes and walked to class.... (I forgot my bike across the campus... oops. lol) I was early to class so I went and sat down on a bench and got my Bible and opened it to a verse that the previous night, my friend Shelby, had texted me.
"You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful in everyway." ~ Song of Solomon 4:7
For awhile now, I have thought of everyone as being beautiful. No matter gender, shape, form, color, not anything. And just the other day in class, we were discussing a book that we were reading in class, and we were assigned to do chapter highlights. The highlight that stood out to me said that people, when reading Song of Solomon, can interpret the words and verses literally, or allegorically. Being such an intimate and passionate book, I'm sure you can figure out the literal meaning. But then, if we read it allegorically, it would be interpreted as Jesus, as the groom, and the Church, or us, as the bride.
I thought it was quite coincidental that I had just been talking about Song of Solomon in a class, and then my friend sends me a verse from it. So as I sat on the bench today, I opened my Bible up to the book and read the verse she gave me, and then also skimmed the chapters trying to see the allegory that I just mentioned. Then, I found two verses. These two verses are absolutely PERFECT for me right now. So I kno that I was meant to read them.
"You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride...... Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride." ~ Song of Solomon 4: 9a, 10a