Friday, April 9, 2010

His Terms and Timing - Song 1:04

"Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee." - Song 1:4 (KJV)
Our attraction to Jesus is the response to Him drawing us to Himself.

The wind is invisible so how do we know when it's blowing? We feel it on our exposed skin. We don't make up the feeling, we recognize it. Likewise we don't just decide to go to God, He draws and we respond.

That "twinge" in our conscience to, initially, give our lives to Christ is Him calling us to Himself. That periodic desire to stop what we are doing, get alone and pray is, likewise, God calling us to Himself.

God's gift of "rest", or inner peace, is a limited time offer in that we must respond when He offers or miss out.
...he limiteth a certain day...Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts." (Hebrews 4:7) (KJV)
Don't think you can respond tomorrow, when it's more convenient, if you feel His heart tug today! Go when He calls!

It's when we recognize this and go to Him when we feel that pull to prayer that it is the sweetest. Sure, we can ask to be called; that, too, is initiated by Him. Sometimes we are like Moses who went up to a Mountain and waited six days, alone, until God call him closer.

If we go, and sometimes even wait, the reward is great!


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