Elul 5779 – Teshuvah Day 2 (9/2/19)

Posted: September 2, 2019 in Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional
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How Hungry Are You?

I have been looking forward to this 40-day period of turning back to God with my whole heart and I am so ready.  There is something so divinely assigned to this time for each of us — hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

I have heard again and again how the Spirit of God has been speaking to many of my friends to turn away from their regular routine and make more time for Him. One of our ministry partners shared how God had been speaking to him to put aside a game he normally played daily for years and years. He was one of the best in the world at this internet golf game and has set it aside for 40 day, not knowing the timing of the 40 days of Teshuvah.

John 6:44, The only way people come to me is by the Father who sent me—he pulls on their hearts to embrace me. And those who are drawn to me, I will certainly raise them up in the last day.”

Yesterday as I was quietly waiting before the Lord, I heard in my spirit the “Oh Draw Me Lord”, a song sung by Selah. https://youtu.be/SQf_NzKBH5w?t=3 . John 6:44 above is not only speaking about unbelievers, it is speaking to those of us who have gotten so busy in our lives that the Word and God is the last part of our day, and too often not in our day at all.

Because of what I was shown yesterday in my quiet time, I will be going over Song of Songs during some of these 40 day devotionals. At the beginning of this incredible book, the Shulamite is ‘dark’ — discouraged and burned out. But the King draws her near. That is you. That is me. That is the state of the lukewarm Church, but we can all rekindle our light in this special season on God’s calendar and come out of the Wilderness, ready to run with her King.

There are Four Levels of growth in the Maiden

  1. “My beloved is to me” – self, what Jesus can do for her
  2. “My beloved in mind, and I am his” – ownership, shows need to love him
  3. “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine” – His agenda first, then my agenda
  4. “I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me” – His desire is all I want, totally sold out

Psalm 73:28, But it was good for me to draw near to God. I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works.

James 4:8 (TPT) Move your heart closer and closer to God and He will come even closer to you (and He will be touching you)

Lord, lead and guide us back on the path and destiny that you have ordained for me before I was born. Help me to lay aside the things that so easily get in the way of a passionate love for you. Draw me near to You, draw me nearer and higher. Bring back the passion in my life I once had for the Word, prayer and heart-felt worship to You. Amen and Amen



  1. Cindy Campbell says:

    I am loving and am so thankful for this Teshuvah daily devotional.I look forward to this every morning. Thank you, Mary! ❤🍇

  2. APRIL RUSSELL says:

    This is beautiful,
    I was, instructed this morning to also spend time in song in this 40 days. Today my song was Holy Spirit you are welcome here. And Oceans.

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