Winter has gone on far too long. Spring is on its way and I hear Him calling to me, “come away with Me…”
Listen! I hear my lover’s voice.
I know it’s him coming to me—
leaping with joy over mountains,
skipping in love over the hills that separate us,
to come to me.
Let me describe him:
he is graceful as a gazelle,
swift as a wild stag.
Now he comes closer,
even to the places where I hide.
He gazes into my soul,
peering through the portal
as he blossoms within my heart.
The one I love calls to me:
Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling.
Come away with me!
I have come as you have asked
to draw you to my heart and lead you out.
For now is the time, my beautiful one.
The season has changed,
the bondage of your barren winter has ended,
and the season of hiding is over and gone.
The rains have soaked the earth
and left it bright with blossoming flowers.
The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived.
I hear the cooing of doves in our land,
filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth.
Can you not discern this new day of destiny
breaking forth around you?
The early signs of my purposes and plans
are bursting forth.
The budding vines of new life
are now blooming everywhere.
The fragrance of their flowers whispers,
‘There is change in the air.’
Arise, my love, my beautiful companion,
and run with me to the higher place.
For now is the time to arise and come away with me.
For you are my dove, hidden in the split-open rock.
It was I who took you and hid you up high
in the secret stairway of the sky.
Let me see your radiant face and hear your sweet voice.
How beautiful your eyes of worship
and lovely your voice in prayer.
You must catch the troubling foxes,
those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship.
For they raid our budding vineyard of love
to ruin what I’ve planted within you.
Will you catch them and remove them for me?
We will do it together.”
-Song of Songs 2:10-15 The Passion Translation
Is anybody else ready for Spring?
Time to go catch those little foxes.
Grace & Peace,
Around the beginning of each season I hope to share with you my reflections of the previous one, what I’m looking forward to in the current/next season & what my intentions are. Be sure to look out for this section in early Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter!
Too many cloudy days.
I wanna feel the sun on my skin.
MY INTENTIONS FOR SPRING
Begin taking long walks with The Father through His Word
Begin having regular conversations with Jesus over breakfast, while I’m working and throughout my days
Be still and be present to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit
Get outside, even for a few minutes, everyday
Write and read and read and write
Explore my new home here in Florida and learn to appreciate it for everything that it has to offer
Less social media, less tv, less distractions, less clutter, less procrastination and more abiding
I wanna eat more fruit
I wanna dance
What are your intentions for this new season?