In the midst of the whirl, God and I have had only brief snatches of time together -- a glance here, a handclasp there, a hurried whisper on my way out the door.
The growing emptiness inside is a signal to me of my hunger for Him. It's time to shut out the world, set aside my to-do list, put on some soft music, lean back in my favorite chair and simply be with Him.
This glorious intimacy -- my heart's desperate need.
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1
"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10
This is what the LORD says -- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go." Isaiah 48:17
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
In the light of His gaze, I pour out my heart. Every worry, anxiety, longing, hurt, fear, insecurity is laid down. When my hands are empty, I sit in silence and wait. Peace comes in from the edges, imperceptibly filling my heart, relaxing my body, quieting my mind.
He speaks, and the words of Life sink deep, quenching thirst, satisfying hunger. This Love that gives without measure, lavishly, with no expectations. He undoes me with one glance, one word, one touch. In His unseen embrace, I have all that I need for today.
Who is this coming up from the desert leaning on her Beloved?
Song of Songs 8:5