“Come away my beloved,” the Lord spoke to my heart pointing me to a verse in the Bible’s Old Testament.
He was letting me know loud and clear I needed to step away from my ministry work I so love and my beloved handicapped ministry dogs to spend time alone with Him. To love and worship and pray to and seek and listen to and enjoy the presence of my number one love, my beloved, my precious Lord and Savior, redeemer and master, friend and Father, husband and teacher, comforter, my counselor and helper and advocate, my leader, my guide, my source of all I need, Creator, God almighty, my Christ, my dear sweet Jesus! My Lord! My God!
I used to have a relationship with Christianity and everything and everyone Christian it seemed even the Bible itself but not with Christ Himself. I stood at a distance from Jesus Himself! The Lord led me to repentance and turned it all around for me.
Jesus is now supreme in my heart and life, and daily, throughout the day, and nightly, throughout the night, I long and yearn and burn for Him, I cry out to Him, I listen for His strong yet tender sovereign voice, I hunger and thirst to hear from Him, to experience Him, to know Him more, to be closer to Him and Him to me, to be transformed by Him, refined by Him, purified by Him, to be made more like Him and to be brought ever closer to Him and to be filled more and more by His Spirit who dwells in His followers and to be used increasingly by Him to help people find and lovingly follow Him!
Oh, there is nothing more glorious in the universe than the Lord God almighty, than being saved from our sins by Him through repentance and faith in Christ as Lord, than receiving everlasting life with Him, than being in His forever fellowship, than being totally devoted to Him, than living and breathing to follow Him, to love and adore and worship and obey and serve Him, and being absolutely dedicated to spending time alone with dear Jesus each and every day.
Friend, are you standing at a distance from Jesus? Or are you chasing after Him with all your heart and might? Are you spending time alone with Him and the Bible daily? Crying out to Him? Singing to Him? Praising and worshiping Him? Honoring Him? Drawing ever nearer to Him? Listening to Him? Obeying Him? Yielding yourself totally to Him? Holding NOTHING back from Him? Enjoying His fellowship? Totally devoted to Him? Totally His? Coming away with Him, drawing apart from the world and drawing close to Him when you sense Him calling you? Is He your number one love? Your highest priority in life? The one for whom you live and breathe above anyone and anything else? Is He your all and all?
Is He calling you now to come away with Him? Oh, come away with the Lord! Into His presence! Rejoicing that Jesus Christ is Lord forever and ever, AMEN!
Dear Father, thank you for calling us to yourself. To come away with you. Call those reading this to yourself Lord, over and over again. And may they come running to you, oh Lord, AMEN!
“My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away.” Song of Solomon 2:10
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100:4