1 Corinthians 7:3-5 (NKJV)
3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
She wanted to drive today. That’s fine, I’ll play on my phone on the way to the grocery store.
As she turned while pulling out of the garage, I couldn’t help but notice as the wood-grained steering wheel slliiiiiiiiddd through her delicate, manicured hands. I smiled, but she didn’t notice.
Her voice, just as soft as her hands said, ‘Please turn on the air Boo (I love it when she calls me that). The cool rush of air mixed with her Paris Hilton perfume, which blends perfectly with the chemicals in her skin, for a fragrance so intoxicating that I’m glad I’m not driving.
As we walked into the store, I purposely allowed her to walk slightly ahead of me. She knew how much I love that dress. No shopping cart was needed. It’s was just a quick trip, so she took my hand and I was thankful she wanted the world to know I belong to her. I do.
We grabbed the almond milk and her sun dried tomato turkey, and as we headed to check out…I was subtly checking her out. I’m still just as attracted to this woman as I was 33 years ago.
From her curves…
To her smile…
Her airy voice…
From her feet…
To her hair…
To the fact I’m still her choice.
SONG OF SOLOMON CHAPTER 7 (NKJV)
7 How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O prince’s daughter!
The curves of your thighs are like jewels,
The work of the hands of a skillful workman.
2 Your navel is a rounded goblet;
It lacks no [a]blended beverage.
Your waist is a heap of wheat
Set about with lilies.
3 Your two breasts are like two fawns,
Twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower,
Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon
By the gate of Bath Rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
Which looks toward Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel,
And the hair of your head is like purple;
A king is held captive by your tresses.
How fair and how pleasant you are,
O love, with your delights!
7 This stature of yours is like a palm tree,
And your breasts like its clusters.
8 I said, “I will go up to the palm tree,
I will take hold of its branches.”
Let now your breasts be like clusters of the vine,
The fragrance of your [b]breath like apples,
9 And the roof of your mouth like the best wine.
11 Come, my beloved,
Let us go forth to the field;
Let us lodge in the villages.
2 Let us get up early to the vineyards;
Let us see if the vine has budded,
Whether the grape blossoms are open,
And the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
13 The mandrakes give off a fragrance,
And at our gates are pleasant fruits,
All manner, new and old,
Which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
I still LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY!
On the way home, I quickly refined a playlist curated from 33 years of songs that make up the soundtrack of our marriage…Songs that are suggestive, sensual, and maybe just a little graphic that together progress to a crescendo that provides the rhythmic score to an romantic afternoon…
For the two of us as we get home, and quickly close the door.
Once again, she’s subtly seduced me with a simple trip to the store.
It’s so wonderful when a woman of God knows how to effortlessly wear her sexiness, sensuality, and to make her husband fantasize about her without compromising her holiness.
Song of Solomon 1:13 (NKJV)
13 A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me,
That lies all night between my breasts.
Hebrews 13:4 (NKJV)
4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
That’s why there will never be a better love than ours…
Because the entire time I was watching her…she was watching me too.
Marriage and the beauty of it’s God ordained intimacy is truly a gift from our Heavenly Father!
If you’re married…1, 5, 10, 20, 30 or 75 years, never forget to make one another feel sexy, desired and loved. It’s God’s will for your marriage.