Do not awaken…

10 Sep

I have to start scheduling my blogs out so i don’t annoy y’all too much…

But there are some things i feel if i don’t get it out, i never will!

I was flipping through a workbook i did for a study last year on the Song of Solomon. Though that book is about dating, courting, and marriage…there are still some things you could get out of it if you don’t fall into the three categories!

For example, a LONG time ago after my serial-dating rampage, I came across the verse that says, “Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.” Song of Solomon 2:7. It says that same thing two other times throughout the entire book. What i got out of it, prior to the Song of Solomon class, is to not date unless He, the Lord, gives you a green light. Not a manipulative green light that’s actually red. Not the obvious red light that satan cons you into running. A CRYSTAL clear GREEN light.

There was a point where i thought He was giving me a green light because i had a dream with A LOT of green…but folks, that’s the manipulative green light. We know He leads us by His peace. The lack of a heavy heart. A good thing that satan tries REALLY hard to break. Sometimes (at least for me), it’s easy to mistake spiritual warfare for conviction. It’s hard to differentiate sometimes…but the power of prayer is strong. Really strong. Sometimes all that’s needed is seeing that persons face, and knowing the Lord is blessing You and the battle is obviously satans handiwork.

But back to the Song of Solomon book — under one of the chapter questions was written in pen, “God has a way of changing things.”

I stopped dead in my tracks at that point. Sitting on the ground, I cried out to the Lord. I honestly cannot remember what I asked Him, though…but it was definitely the Spirit in me taking control.

I’ve said it before, but I need a change. I need something to change. Not just my lack of a “love life” and the excitement and anticipation that rings from that…but just something…

…and that’s when i need to remember that GOD has a way of changing things.

He’s kept this last year for me SUPER stable. Which I needed. But now i am growing restless…but I know that with the peace of following in His will, He wants me here. And i need to be here. This is not how the rest of my life will be. Things WILL indeed change. Maybe even sooner than I expect. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe in a year (hope not)…but life won’t remain this way for me. This is just another season. A season of stability. I am hoping for a season of adventure.

But for now, i must…i repeat, MUST remember this is a season of life He has lovingly given to me. For everything there is a reason. He will make beautiful things happen.

My good friend, roommate, and sister-in-law-SQUARED — Nicole, gave me a sweet note a few weeks ago after I opened up about August…and September, being rough months for me. She blessed me with lyrics from a band, Gungor.

Beautiful Things –

All this pain
I wonder if I’ll even find my way
I wonder if my life could really change at all
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground at all

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

You make me new, You are making me new
You make me new, You are making me new

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

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