Thursday, March 5, 2009

I sleep, but my heart is awake;
It is the voice of my beloved!
He knocks, saying,

“ Open for me, my sister, my love,
My dove, my perfect one;
For my head is covered with dew,
My locks with the drops of the night.”
I have taken off my robe;
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet;
How can I defile them?
My beloved put his hand
By the latch of the door,
And my heart yearned for him.
I arose to open for my beloved,
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
My fingers with liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the lock.

I opened for my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and was gone.
My heart leaped up when he spoke.
I sought him, but I could not find him;
I called him, but he gave me no answer.

Good morning Ladies,

Do you ever wake in the middle of the night to the voice of the Lord gently calling your name?

Do you hesitate to rise and spend time with Him because of the warmth of your bed or your husband softly snoring beside you?

I do!

I've been pondering this scripture all week and it's hidden meanings and am now wondering how many opportunities and blessings have I missed for sweet fellowship with the One who is the lover of my soul? How many times have I heard His voice and yet have rolled over and pulled the covers back over my head?
I love how the hesitation on the part of the Shulamite results in her deep longing and feeling of loss when she realizes that her beloved has gone. My prayer and challenge for myself is to rise when I hear His voice in the middle of the night and run to that place where I can have that sweet fellowship. And I pray that today is a day of sweet fellowship for each of you with the Lover of your souls.

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grey like snuffie said...

may I respond to His beckoning---AMEN
Praying for you Cori...I so love to come to peek into your world...and I LOVE how you open my eyes to your world.

Sara said...

Thank you for sharing this...a beautiful study and call to hearken to the voice of our Lord...and that fellowship is so very sweet when we do arise.

Blessings to you.

Beverly said...

Cori, thank you for this. It is beautiful, and oh so true.

I try to be open and aware, but there is always room for improvement.

Andrea said...

Cori, these are wonderful words of encouragement. Nothing in our lives can take the place of the sweet fellowship of the Lord, and He calls us to come apart to Him because He loves us. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings.

Yolanda said...


what a thought to ponder...and the beautiful act of obedience.


Pamela (His maidservant) said...

My heart quickened as I read this. I hope to hear His voice tonight. I need to hear His voice tonight. Thank you for sharing!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Again, I love this music!!!

Tealady said...

Hi Cori,

You have certainly delved deeply into the Song of Solomon and I look forward each Thursday to your message. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

I know I have sometimes turned those times into fret sessions... I don't get up and then my mind races...I get to worrying instead of the peace I could have felt...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Just A Gal

ellen b. said...

Sweet thoughts you are sharing here Cori! To listen to His voice and non other. Blessings...

Becky said...

How beautiful Songs of Solomon is.
What a love story...and it's about His bride...oh that we would love Him with the passion that this writing shows. That we would burn with it!
Wake us up Lord and let us love you like there is no tomorrow!