My Junior year of college, one of my roomies thought it would be a fantastic idea to wake up every morning to Norah Jones, "Come Away with Me." At the start of this morning routine, my other roomie and I loved listening to our vocally talented friend belt out this beautiful song. We had never heard of Norah Jones and immediately fell in love with her music, however, after months and months of this morning routine, to say we were somewhat ready for a new tune would be an understatement...every so often Im reminded of this song and hearing my really talented roomie sing it and it makes me smile! I immediately thought of it upon reading this Sunday devotion and although its about a romantic relationship, I know God desires for us to feel this way about our time with Him and longs for us to come away with Him daily...
"COME AWAY WITH ME for awhile. The world, with its nonstop demands, can be put on hold. Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives, the harder it is for them to find Me.
You live among people who glorify busyness; they have made time a tyrant that controls their lives. Even those who know Me as Savior tend to march to the tempo of the world. They have bought into the illusion that more is always better: more meetings, more programs, more activity.
I have called you to follow Me on a solitary path, making time alone with Me your highest priority and deepest Joy. It is a pathway largely unappreciated and often despised. However, you have chose the better thing, which will never be taken away from you. Moreover, as you walk close to Me, I can bless others through you."
- Song of Songs 2:13 and Luke 10:42, Jesus Calling