SUMMARY: Public affirmation
OVERVIEW: The woman shares her love and affection for the man.
BIG IDEA: There is power in public affirmation.
KEY VERSE: Song of Solomon 2:8 (the woman to her friends)
Ah, I hear my lover coming! He is leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I love to talk about you. You are amazing. I made you with value and have given you gifts. When you serve others with those gifts, and when you walk with confidence because you know I am with you, it brings me such pleasure. I never grow tired of you or caring for you. I enjoy being involved in your life and reminding you who you are and what you are capable of doing.
Practice identifying specific ways your loved ones please you. Practice catching your friends or colleagues doing or saying things that unify, rally, or strengthen others. Keep those thoughts and memories in your mind and look for ways to acknowledge what they’ve done or who they are in public. Build them up by boasting of their value and worth. Let others know how excited you are to be married or have faithful friends or have colleagues or peers you enjoy.
Take time to praise those you love publicly. Be specific in your praise. Celebrate their accomplishments and character.