Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cause Me to Hear It

Remember hearing about Moses spending hours alone on the mountain talking with God and when he came back down to the people his face was radiant? The radiance was the reflection of the glory of God. See, Adam and Eve were created in a glorified body, but when they sinned the glory left them (Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.). One day we will receive our glorified bodies, but not until we are standing in front of the Glorified One.

Until then, the more we have long talks with Him and spend time with Him, the more we will reflect Him down here in this fallen world. The sweet thing is that we don't have to try to chase Him down for that time. He DESIRES it.

The girls and I are going to the YMCA in Corsicana. I go walk on the track while they do the elliptical machines. I use this time to pray over all the needs and hurts of those I love. Last week Leah came in and caught up with me and walked and talked the rest of the time. It was so sweet. Hannah and Rachel came in and walked behind us. I love this time. There are no phones, no interruptions. Just us. Walking, talking, and laughing.

Yesterday before they got in there I found myself watching the door, waiting for them. Anxious for them to be there.

That's how our Father is with us. He is anxious for us to come to Him and walk, talk, and laugh with Him. To cry to Him and belly laugh with Him.

I love the book of Song of Solomon. In verse 14 of chapter 2 this King is looking for his beloved bride. He calls out to her "let Me see your face, let Me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet and your face is lovely." Sometimes our faces are dirty and hard but He sees loveliness. He hears beauty even if our voice is riddled with emotion. When we leave His presence our faces radiate Him, the wrinkles are not as deep and the liver spots as dark. Our eyes have a sparkle and we have what we need to love on others around us.

At the very end of the book, He has gone away but will be coming back for his Bride. Love this. He says to her "O you who dwell in the gardens, with companions listening to your voice, let me hear it". The King James says "Cause me to hear it". Oh man, I love this. Can't you see Him bending over looking down at you? He's saying, "Baby, you have time for everyone else. You are talking to all the others. Talk to me, Baby, let Me hear your voice. Please let Me hear it."

Oh, the emotion of that. To know that the creator of the universe desires to hear from me. Longs to hear from me. Almost more than this heart can hold.

5 thoughts:

bebe bird beck said...

Goodness, I love reading what God puts on your heart.
He is so good, and you are so faithful. I love you so much.

Terrells said...

hey dear carol,
your posts always bring so much joy and hope into my heart. We lost our dear sweet papa this week but just thinking about him having his glorified body and being with Christ Makes the hurt subside a little and brings me great joy to know he's so much better now. love you, keri

Nina said...

Still looking for that book you are going to write! I read the other day that we expose the core of our heart when we speak. Thanks for always sharing whats on your heart. It touches me and so many. Love and miss you!

Staci Danford said...

Hey Carol,
I have absolutely NO idea how I found this blog.. I hop around from one to another all the time. It is just the funnest thing to meet creative gals through the world of BLOg.. I don't know if you remember me. I used to be married to Charles Bollinger. I will never forget you and how precioius your boys and your family was. Anyway.. Just so excited I found you and will stop by again.

Staci

Donna said...

Hi Carol! I saw the posting you allowed Trina to make on Facebook. That is how I found your blogs. I have enjoyed reading them. They remind me of all of the talks we had while living in Snyder, the trip you, Kayla, and the unborn Hannah and Leah made with Michelle and I to Houston during Michelle's cancer treatments, and while spending time with you, helping out with the baby girls. I will never forget the joy I experienced during that time,even though I was experiencing rough times in my life then. You have always been such an inspiration to me. You allow Him to speak through you so well! I thank God for bringing you into my life during those rocky times in the past and for your allowing me to be so close to the babies, their alternate Mommy when you were so exhausted. I don't know if I have ever told you how much you mean to me, but now I hope you know! The girl's are so beautiful and silly, although, how could they be anything but? I have been seeing the pictures the girls have posting on Facebook. They bring back such great memories of your kids and mine during those years. I love and miss all of you! I check every day for a new blog to read from you. Keep 'em coming!