I slept but my heart was awake. Listen! My lover is knocking: “Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night.” ( Song of Solomon 5:2 )
The text used in today’s devotion may be misconstrued by many as unspiritual, as it speaks about two lovers. But “my lover” as used in the verse connotes the personality of the Holy Spirit while “my sister, my darling, my dove and my flawless one” represents you–the reader. Our hearts must be spiritually awake at all point in order to hear the knocking of the Spirit of God on our hearts. The Holy Spirit will whisper to our conscience through the door of our hearts to teach us what we do not know. Like the lovers in the text above, the Holy Spirit always knocks on our hearts by prompting us to do or not to do certain things. It is the state of our hearts–whether asleep or awake–that determines whether and when we will hear Him. The Spirit of God will not forcefully break into any heart. He will knock, and we are to hear and answer the call. Let us awaken our hearts to the call of the Holy Spirit in obedience to God’s word.
Prayer_Bead: Holy Spirit, lover of my soul, awaken my heart to your call and whispers. Let my heart yearn for you as the deer pants for water.
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