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.