““The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes
Leaping upon the mountains,
Skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Behold, he stands behind our wall;
He is looking through the windows,
Gazing through the lattice.
My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.” excerpted from Song of Solomon chapter 2
“Come spend time with me,” the Spirit of God spoke into my heart one beautiful surprisingly warm later winter morning. “It’s more important than anything else you do.”
I sensed Him leading me to go take a walk with Him. One of my favorite things to do, but the truth of the matter was I had so very much to do that day. I felt pulled in so many directions. Like I was being dragged one way, in one direction, then another way, in another direction. Twenty-four hours would never be enough to do what I felt I needed to do that day.
Besides, I already had spent time with Him. In the middle of the night. Studying and hearing Him. And praying. In the early morning. Some more studying, hearing Him, too. Now He was beckoning me again, wooing me, drawing me, to Himself. But I had so much to do! Didn’t He know that? Didn’t He understand? Of course He understood. Not only did He understand how much I felt I needed to do, but most importantly He understood what I needed most. Him. The Lord. And more time with Him.
There was only one right answer to His invitation to come away with Him. To go walk with Him. To go sing to Him, to praise Him, to worship Him, to bask in His presence, to soak in His love, to be enveloped in His hope and peace and comfort, in His grace and mercy, to pour out my heart to Him, to walk in the beautiful sunshiny day with Him.
Yes, Father, yes. Yes, Lord, yes, I will come spend time with you! I will come away with you! I will come be with you! I will come praise and worship you, and pray to you, and seek you, and hear from you. I will find hope in you, and take comfort in you, and be at peace in you, and rest in you, and remember you are more important than anything and anyone on this earth.
Yes, Lord, yes!