March 18, 2010

I held him, and will not let him go: Solomon 3-4

Solomon 3:1-4
By night on my bed I sought the one I love;

I sought him, but I did not find him.
2 “ I will rise now,” I said,
And go about the city;
In the streets and in the squares
I will seek the one I love.”
I sought him, but I did not find him.
3 The watchmen who go about the city found me;
I said,
“ Have you seen the one I love?”
4 Scarcely had I passed by them,
When I found the one I love.
I held him and would not let him go,

Doesn't it feel good to be wanted enough that someone will go after you? Glory be to God! My heart is buzzing still, from my intimate hour with the Lord this morning. Hallelujah! I am giddy and enraptured with the overflow of God's presence. My spirit is light and refreshed, and charged. It's like an old song  that says :

"I keep falling in love with him
 over and over
and over and over again
I keep fallin gin love with him
over and over
and over and over again
It gets sweeter and sweeter as the days go by
oh what joy between my lord and I
falling in love with him
over and over
and over and over again!"
So when I look at the scripture for today, and it is Solomon 3-4, I think, how fitting! There is a seeking and a finding. When you fall in love with Jesus, there is a desire for the things of God that can not be understood by the natural man. But first you must seek him. Go after him! Chase after him with passion.  Do not be satisfied with the mediocre, man-made, convenient approach to God! Dive into the Word, approach it with increased hunger. And when you seek the Lord,  he will be found. .  His word says, when you draw near to God, he will draw near to you ( James 4:8). And when you find him,seek more of him, and never let him go. Stay in his grip.

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