I slept but my heart was awake. Listen! My beloved is knocking:“Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. Songs 5:2
Today, I had coffee and prayer time on the back deck and had a great time with the Lord. The breezes, the green, the pines and towering oaks made Song of Solomon come alive this morning. :)
Sometimes, though our heart belongs to Jesus, we ‘sleep’.. assuming all is well. Our hearing gets dull.. our minds distracted..and we aren’t paying attention. In this chapter the Lord shows us that he is knocking, that he delights in our praise and fellowship, and is just waiting for us to open the door.
I am praying that you and I will not be like the Shunnamite woman who makes excuses, " my hair is damp, my feet will get dirty, I don’t want to have to get dressed again.. when the Lord knocks. "
So much joy, peace, compassion, acceptance.. all waiting at the door if only we will say Yes. So much trouble (the watchman beat her while she is hunting for her beloved—the one she spurned) could be avoided.
So much joy is waiting on the other side of that knock.
Praying we will seek the Lord daily.. not just read.. not just obey.. but really worship and adore the Lord and respond to the Holy Spirit who wants our attention and our praise..the perfume of our lips.
Yes we are 'black' in our flesh and sinful nature..but in Christ’s robes of righteousness, in our born again state, we are pure and beautiful in His eyes. So we can have fellowship with Him and it will meet the deepest needs of our souls and transform us.. and grow lilies to share with others.
Just so in love with this book! I’’m reading it out loud to Him today on the deck under the trees and in the midst of the sweetest breezes ever. What a wonderful first day back home. :)
Ps. I broke both feet and had to move back to the country house for the next couple of months.. without Tim sadly. But knowing the Lord is in control. This is an excerpt from my devotional blog, At Home With God.