Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Come Away with Me
Come away with me, my beloved! I have been waking up with these words singing in my spirit every day now for about two weeks. I thought it was just a personal invitation for me, from the Father. Son 2:10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. Son 2:13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. During these last six months, I have been noticing a pattern of God speaking to me, which I always assume is for me personally, but this year it has been more than that. I find out eventually God is saying very similar things to others at the same time. I find this fascinating and very practical. If I remember to pay attention, God is actually showing me how to pray for my church, friends, and family. Jer 33:3 says 'Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.' I am continually amazed at how much God wants to speak to us and communicate with us. God went to the garden of Eden to find Adam and Eve after they had partaken of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I don’t think he went only to reprimand them and deal out a harsh justice for their disobedience. Yes He had to do that because there are consequences for our sin. But I also believe there was a grieving in his heart for the companionship he had established with them in the cool of the evening, calling out to them…Where are you??? Adam, Eve, where are you???? He had been meeting with them in the cool of the evening everyday. Just to hang out and be with his creation. God wants to hang out with us. I believe one of the reasons God created man was to have fellowship with him… The Spirit of the Lord is calling to his Bride right now, “Come away with me….Come away with me, my beloved. He knows we need some time spent in the garden hidden away with Him. He wants to tell us something’s, and help us prepare for what is coming. Help me to bid your call, let not my sin stand between us, forgive and cleanse me, let not the cares of the world distract me , call me Father and draw me to your side where we can spend time together …In a garden.