Lessons on Relationship From Solomon, Part 22: Unit 3: The Truth About Where God is, Part D: How to Find God -- The Heavens Declare the Glory of God -- By Lyn Chaffart

In last week's lesson, focusing on Song of Solomon 1:7, we discovered that when God seems like He's answering everyone except you, there is something you can do. The first step is to identify that He seems far away, and the second step is the cry out to Him: "Tell me where you are working . . . Tell me where you are tending your flocks!" Now let's go to the Song of Solomon 2:8-10 to find out how God responds to this cry:

"Look! Listen! There's my lover! Do you see him coming? Vaulting the mountains, leaping the hills. My lover is like a gazelle, graceful; like a young stag, virile. Look at him there, on tiptoe at the gate, all ears, all eyes - ready! My lover has arrived and he's speaking to me!" (Song of Solomon 2:8-10) (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.) Song 1:8

The moment we cry out "Tell me where you are working!" He begins to come. But not slowly. He comes "vaulting the mountains, leaping the hills." He comes "like a gazelle!"

"But," you ask. "Does God REALLY want to spend time with me? Isn't He too busy? What if He's got more important things on His mind?"

Friend, God is NEVER too busy. There is NEVER anything more important on His mind than a relationship with YOU! Remember the above verse? "Look at Him there, on tiptoe at the gate, ALL ears, ALL eyes - ready!"

It's hard to believe, isn't it? But the God of the universe is so anxious to have a relationship with you that the moment you call, He comes running, ALL EARS and ALL EYES, ready to speak to YOU! Now that's pretty special, isn't it?

What? You don't believe it? Then just read the text again! "Look! Listen! There's my lover! Do you see him coming? Vaulting the mountains, leaping the hills. My lover is like a gazelle, graceful; like a young stag, virile. Look at him there, on tiptoe at the gate, all ears, all eyes - ready! My lover has arrived and he's speaking to me!"

Enough to ponder for today. Please DO ponder this though, my friends. Ponder the truth that God is NEVER far away! When we cry out to Him, He comes running to us like a gazelle over the hills.

Please join us next Saturday for Lessons on Relationships From Solomon, Lesson 22, for some ideas on HOW to call out to Him!

In His love,

Lyn 

Lyn Chaffart, moderator, The Nugget, Scriptural Nuggets ( www.scripturalnuggets.org), Answers2Prayer Ministries, www.Answers2Prayer.org .

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