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“For now is the time to arise…”

This morning, as I spent some time in prayer about the season I have found myself in, and seeking God about the season I am going into, the Lord has led me back to this passage in Song of Songs.

I felt I was to simply share it here today…

The Shepherd-King

10 The one I love calls to me:
Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling.
    Come away with me!
    I have come as you have asked
    to draw you to my heart and lead you out.
    For now is the time, my beautiful one.
11 The season has changed,
    the bondage of your barren winter has ended,
    and the season of hiding is over and gone.
    The rains have soaked the earth
12 and left it bright with blossoming flowers.

    The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived.
    I hear the cooing of doves in our land,
    filling the air with songs to awaken you
    and guide you forth.

13 Can you not discern this new day of destiny
    breaking forth around you?
    The early signs of my purposes and plans
    are bursting forth.
    The budding vines of new life
    are now blooming everywhere.

    The fragrance of their flowers whispers,
    “There is change in the air.”

    Arise, my love, my beautiful companion,
    and run with me to the higher place.
    For now is the time to arise and come away with me.
14 For you are my dove, hidden in the split-open rock.
    It was I who took you and hid you up high
    in the secret stairway of the sky.
    Let me see your radiant face and hear your sweet voice.
    How beautiful your eyes of worship
    and lovely your voice in prayer.
15 You must catch the troubling foxes,
    those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship.
    For they raid our budding vineyard of love
    to ruin what I’ve planted within you.
    Will you catch them and remove them for me?
    We will do it together.”
—Song of Songs 2:10-15 TPT

Thank You, Father. 💝 Holy Spirit, thank You for leading me deeper into this passage this morning, You have led me into this very familiar passage in such a fresh and new way. How You know what I need to encourage me in my “right now”… I ask and pray that You will take this passage into the hearts of those who need it this day. Speak to these ones in a fresh and new way as You did for me… Will You speak to these ones, that a spark of hope and encouragement will be ignited in their hearts again. 💖 Do what only You can do! In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

-Heather 🌺

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