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Draw Me!

Posted: May 13, 2012 in Song of Songs

Shir Hashirim is the Hebrew name of the Song of Songs, aka Song of Solomon (Shlomo). It is the best of the best of all he wrote and according to I Kings 4:23, he wrote 3000 proverbs and 1005 songs. He is most known for Solomon’s Temple which has 3 sections. The Outer Court, The Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. Proverbs is likened to the Outer Court, Ecclesiastes is likened to the Holy Place, but The Song of Songs is as the Holy of Holies where you are invited in, one at a time, on God’s fixed appointed time. More on this later maybe.

All I can say is, when the Ruach HaChodesh, the Holy Spirit of God draws you into this holy book, your life will never be the same.

Until the summer of 2011 this was the most unused book of my Bible. Nothing was underlined, no notes added, pages still stuck together.  But, thanks be to God, the Holy Spirit drew me gently night by night into this book and I have never been the same.

This morning I woke very early with the cry “Draw Me!”. We are coming into the summer of 2012 and again I am too busy, the little foxes have come in as the many distractions and obligations and my intimacy with by Beloved has been stolen again. It is my fault alone, the garden of my heart is my responsibility alone. Now my heart’s cry to Yeshua is “Draw me!”

To get to the full meaning of the word you need to go to the original language source, in this case Hebrew. Draw is the Hebrew word mashak (Strongs H4900). It means to draw, to drag, to be drawn out or postponed or to seize.

The first time mashak is used is fournd in Genesis 37:28, “Midyanim who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Yosef (Joseph) out of the pit, and sold Yosef to the Yishme`elim for twenty pieces of silver. They brought Yosef into Mitzrayim.” (HNV)

Another time mashak is used is Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.” (Hope has been drawn out, prolonged to the point that it actually made the heart sick.)

Joshua 6:5 reads, “It shall be that when they make a long blast (mishak, mishak) with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the shofar, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall go up every man straight before him. ”

What is my cry this morning? “Yeshua, Draw me! Please, lift me up from this pit of busyness and distractions I have dug for my self. Draw me! I have lost hope and my faith is weak! Draw me! May all the walls I have built up for protection fall down flat. Those walls have closed off our intimacy! Draw me! I need You.”

That is where the true rest is found, only in Him. Is your cry today “Draw me?”

Selah, pause and think about it.

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