Come Away With Me . . .
I’d had the morning perfectly planned out. I was going to a special church service about an hour away, but Bri needed to use my car, which meant my plans changed.

I immediately thought of all the things I could do in my now open day and began making a mental list. I ran to the grocery store before Brian needed to leave and as I drove home, I thought to myself, “I’ll get in my time with God once I help Bri get off to work, then I’ll get a ton done that I hadn’t expected to have the time to do today.”

God spoke to my heart in that moment and said, “You’d planned on spending most of today with Me. Have I changed that plan?”

In that instant, I let go of my to-do list – something that would have been nearly impossible for me to do not all that long ago. I left the house in disarray knowing it would still be there for me to address once I’d spent precious time with the Lover of My Soul who was pursuing me with the passion of His heart to simply spend time together.

It didn’t take a special prayer service to enter into His presence. It was the intimacy of the alone time with Him…no one else around. It was letting Him speak to me through His Word, through the birds outside my window, through a dream I’d had, through a word whispered to my heart as I fell asleep last night, and through abandonment to worship sung at the top of my lungs.

It was a love affair with Him and I was exactly where I was supposed to be this morning. The service I’d planned on attending will happen on another day and be perfect in His timing. I’ll get everything done in my house and the rest of my to-do list will be tackled. It’s still waiting for me, but He was waiting first and He’s so much more important. The rest just falls away in light of His presence and love.

“My Beloved spoke and said to me: ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one,   and come away…’” (Song of Solomon 2:10)

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