John and Patricia Bootsma are the lead Campus Pastors of Catch The Fire Airport. Patricia travels locally and abroad...
"Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm." (Song of Solomon 8:6a NKJV)
To be sealed, or branded on something means a lasting marking, a covenant of commitment. In pondering this scripture many times over many years I have concluded that I long to be sealed upon the heart of the Lord in intimacy and I long to be sealed on his arm in his acting on my behalf. The Lord has a special place in his heart that is reserved only for us. Only I can fulfill that place in his heart that is reserved for me. I didn't always know that; the search for a Father's love has been intense at times in my life. The longing to know that I am deeply loved by a passionate Bridegroom has come on the heels of getting to know who I am as the Bride. Being set as a seal on his arm is a deep comfort, as I know this God of the Universe actually moves at the sound of my voice. I am heard in the prayers I pray. What a relief! We do not go about life alone or powerless.
Let's make it a great priority to walk in the fullness of being sealed in the heart of God through intimacy and sealed on his arm from fruitfulness in prayer.