34 In Weekend Whispers

The Weekend Brew: He’s Calling You To Come Away!

I woke up on Mother’s Day and asked the Father for a message for His daughters.  I was scheduled to paint that morning during the worship service and I wanted to communicate His heart.  I heard him speak softly,

“Tell my daughters that I am calling them to come away with me.”

Precious ones, this was not just a message for His daughters on Mother’s Day.  It is a message for us every day.

I do not know what you are going through today, nor what challenges lie ahead of you, nor the pain in your heart.  But God knows. He understands.  He is well acquainted with your sorrows, your disappointments, your pain, your hopes and your dreams.

Today’s message is simple: He is calling you to come away with Him!  Will you take just a moment to steal away with Him and allow Him to speak to your heart?  It doesn’t have to be long, but I promise you once you arrive in that place you will not want to leave.

He is waiting for you.  Will you come?

My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
11 For lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
12 The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs,
And the vines with the tender grapes
Give a good smell.
Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away! (Songs 2:10-13)

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  • Reply
    May 25, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Dear Barbie
    The best is when our Beloved teaches us how to always abide in Him. Then we can often in quiet moments just become still and draw deep into His Loving Embrace. Priceless, way above the riches this world can offer!!
    God bless you this weekend, Barbie
    Mia recently posted..Valley of The Matrix

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      May 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

      Yes! Always abiding is key. Enjoy your long weekend my friend.

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    Joanne Viola
    May 25, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Beautiful thoughts & painting. Nothing compares with those quiet moments with Him to get you through the day. The devotional by the same title, Come Away My Beloved, is one of my favorites! Has been for years. Thank you for sharing this today!

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      May 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

      I love the devotional “Come Away My Beloved”. Thanks for stopping by Joanne. Enjoy your weekend.

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    Dawn St Amand Paoletta
    May 25, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Beautiful, Barbie! And the perfect message- I can hear Him! I have been heeding His voice and it’s getting easier to hear Him above the many competing voices within and without!
    Dawn St Amand Paoletta recently posted..I’m No Angel: From Victoria’s Secret Model to Role Model by Kylie Bisutti (Book Review)

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      May 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Amen! Have a beautiful weekend!

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    May 25, 2013 at 4:39 am

    This beautiful verse is such a blessing; one in which God wants to speak to each one of us while we are lost in our circumstances. You can just hear His voice drawing our hearts away to Him!! Beautiful Barbie; thanks for this encouragement this weekend!

    Blessings and hugs dear sister,
    Denise recently posted..Don’t Stop Knocking

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      May 25, 2013 at 9:26 am

      Have a beautiful weekend Denise!

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    May 25, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Love, love, love! Being that I’m somewhat new to my faith there is still much of the Bible I have not read. Sometimes I wish this wasn’t the case, but many times (like now) I’m so grateful when others share something that is new for me to learn. This…oh how I love this. “Come away with Him.” I think I need to go spend some time in Songs. Thank you for sharing, Barbie. I truly do love your heart for others. Beautiful!
    Beth recently posted..Memorial Day Weekend ~ Remember Our Fallen

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      May 25, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Thank you for following. I am so thankful you are blessed! I did a lengthy series on my blog a while back on Songs. If you do a search on my blog (search bar at the bottom) you will find all of the posts. Blessings for a beautiful weekend.

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    Lyli @ 3dLessons4Life
    May 25, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I receive this message with joy in my heart! How amazing that the God of this universe loves me with such reckless abandon. I am so blessed. Thank you for this reminder. 🙂
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      May 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

      You’re welcome Lyli! Have a beautiful weekend.

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    May 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Oh my friend…you speak truth.
    Thank you for your words today and the encouragement in them.
    It is so good to ‘steal away’ with him. Always.
    I am so fascinated how your church has people who paint. A lovely piece. Thank you for sharing it and your heart.
    May your and your family enjoy an extraordinary weekend and Memorial Day!
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day recently posted..Where flowers bloom :: The Week at a Glance 5/25

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      May 26, 2013 at 12:26 am

      Diane, I love that we have the freedom to express ourselves in worship in this way. There are so many talented artists in our church. I paint with my hands so I am unique as I love to feel the music as I offer myself to God in this way. Have a lovely weekend!

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    Laurie Collett
    May 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Our beloved Bridegroom invites us to Come away with Him — may we always draw nearer to Him. Thanks for the beautiful post & for hosting & God bless!
    Laurie Collett recently posted..Gifts from the Beach – Love Letters in the Sand

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      May 26, 2013 at 12:27 am

      Thanks Laurie! Have a lovely weekend!

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    May 25, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I am reading the chronological Bible and am almost to Song of Solomon. I can’t wait to see/hear what the Lord will do during my time in that book as I study HIs Word. Thanks so much for sharing and for the link up, Barbie. Have a good weekend! Love, Rachael
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      May 26, 2013 at 12:28 am

      SOS has got to be my favorite, next to the Psalms. I did a series on my blog a while back on it. There is so much that I know God has yet to reveal. Have a lovely weekend.

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    May 26, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Is that painting yours? It’s quite lovely!
    Marty recently posted..The Word of Our God

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      May 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Yes! It’s my painting. I paint with my hands and fingers!

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    May 26, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Barbie – once again, a wonderful post and reminder! Thank you so much for hosting this lovely linkup each week. I’m now headed out to have a quiet moment with our Lord as I take the dog for a walk. Blessings to you today!
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      May 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Praying you enjoyed your walk! Have a lovely weekend.

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    May 27, 2013 at 9:35 am

    So beautiful, Barbie!! I am so thankful He calls us…there is no other place I would rather be! Have a blessed day 🙂
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      May 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Amanda!

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    May 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    He is calling you to come away with Him.

    i gasped at this line, because I found you through one blog and then another and on some sort of twisted rabbit-hole path that I could not trace back without much work. but I wrote about this same thing today, and I know He wanted me to know this, deep, centered in my core.

    you spoke life to me today, dear sister. I will be in this place more often. <3

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      May 28, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      I am so thankful you stopped by Rachel, and were blessed, I just hopped over to your blog. WOW, how did I every miss visiting you before? I am following you along and hope to get to know you more. You write beautifully!

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    Southern Gal
    May 28, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Those words always cause me to sing Keith Green’s song “Asleep in the Light”. Thanks for the reminder.
    Southern Gal recently posted..His Life For Mine – A Missionary’s Journey

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      May 28, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Thank you friend. I’ve never heard that song. I’ll have to look it up!

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    Adoption Mama
    May 28, 2013 at 6:37 am

    So encouraging. Love to hear how your home schooling year went. Blessings.

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      May 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you! I am so behind in reading my blogs these days. Hope you are doing well. And I hope to visit soon!

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    May 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

    You paint during worship? That sounds amazing! I once worshiped with a young man who painted Jesus while we sang. I wish I could have taken the painting home. It was beautiful!

    I love the words you shared here. They are so encouraging and so perfect for this time of year. This is typically when I feel his calling the clearest!
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      May 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Yes, I am so privileged to be able to worship God in this way. I am known as the “finger painter” at my church, as every painting I do is 95% with my hands & fingers! I have seen some pretty amazing paintings done during worship! Be blessed!

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