"Come closer." I tried to connect them. Maybe with a dream I'd been experiencing? Nothing. Just "Come closer." I didn't go back to sleep right away -- thinking about how the closer one gets to an object, the more details become visible. Was God inviting me to discover more about Himself? Could He just be inviting me "closer" because He is interested in my company? I fell back to sleep wondering....
I woke and went about my morning plans...meeting with Bean for coffee and then to Donna's to make some salsa. What a good time I had being with these special women!
And now I'm home. The invitation remains clear and persistent. "Come closer." And with them, three songs.
1. Thou my everlasting portion, more than friend or life to me, all along my pilgrim journey, Savior, let me walk with thee.
2. Not for ease or worldly pleasure, nor for fame my prayer shall be; gladly will I toil and suffer, only let me walk with thee.
Close to thee, close to thee, close to thee, close to thee, all along my pilgrim journey, Savior, let me walk with thee.
1. I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the power of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. O the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!
Nearer to Thee!
I'm thankful for some quiet hours this afternoon. Hours to "Come closer". I'm not sure what He has planned for me, but I'm expecting something unique and personal--the "pure delight of a single hour to spend before His throne....communing as friend with friend"!
Flowers - scenes from our flower beds