“Draw me… Take me away with you—let us hurry!
Let the King bring me into His chambers” (SS 1:4)
‘Draw me closer to You, my Lord…’ This is one of the greatest prayers for a Christian.
You may ask: why do I have to pray such a prayer? I already know Jesus Christ. I am a child of God. Why then should I ask the Lord ‘draw me’? This is because there are many levels of intimacy with the Lord. The Christian life is not stagnant. It is not a lake that slowly evaporates in the heat of a merciless sun. The eternal life is like a river, ever increasing, becoming a flood, until finally it disappears into the ocean of God’s grace. Another reason to pray such a prayer it is because the heart of man is deceitful. You may have your feet close to the throne in heaven and your heart is still looking down on earth, longing for thins left behind.
‘Draw me…’ This is called the drawing of love, the drawing of grace. Love is like a magnet; its force breaks every chain of the world. It is a royal voice calling you into the chambers of holy things never felt before.
As for me, I am right now sited at His banqueting table and His banner over me is love! I have tasted and I now testify that my Lord is good and strong and sweet. His voice is powerful and gentle in the same time. His song is like a trumpet and like the strings in the same time. In His embrace I finally lose myself, I let go… of my fears, of all these unanswered questions. Bothering my mind… He knows all things and that is enough for me… He whispers love to my heart…He breathes peace to my soul. This is my morning dose of the Spirit. Just because the way it started I know for sure that today is a good day!
‘Draw me closer to You my Lord until all that is left is You and You alone…In Jesus name, amen!’