#Blog Elul: Elul 17-Awaken

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I stay woke!! (Cornball) So I guess I’m just gonna be running behind until I finish cause I’m gonna finish but making promises I’m not gonna keep is not my thing. I will finish, it may not be on time but I will.

The first thing I thought when I saw Awaken was the scripture from Song of Solomon 8:4.

Don’t awaken love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe and you are ready-Song of Solomon 8:4

It reminds me of a post of Facebook I saw.

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Have y’all seen this? What’s your thoughts? It’s actually a play on a quote from Bob Marley.

Anyway, when I really meditate on that I wonder how much trouble would we avoid if we would have just taken heed to it? If you aren’t ready don’t mess with love. Love is fantastic when felt deeply and reciprocated and yet there’s no pain that can touch it once it has run it’s course. You can get lost in it and yet find out so much about yourself. There truly is a thin line between love and hate.

Awaken wisdom.

Aside from love, what are we awakening to? Worldwide we are awakening to a shift. All of these storms, natural disasters, wars, rumors of war, rebellion, physical and emotional murder, divorce, death, mental disorders, bigotry, celebration of evil and criticism of good, etc.

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.  For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. -Matthew 24:3-14

Are we woke yet or are we just beginning to awaken? If we are, then why are these things increasing? We can say because prophesy has to come to pass and that’s a worthy answer but we are in the information age…an age, where knowledge is at our finger tips, riches are at an all time high, where young people not only have opportunity but create opportunity and I feel that we are only just getting to the point that we are coming up for air to realize that our aims were set on the wrong things.

We created this microwave society, we haven’t lived life but rushed through it just to check off boxes. We married just to say we married, we had kids just to have kids or because we didn’t take the proper precautions, we traveled just to say we went somewhere, we went into business because we liked the idea of being a boss. We had a 9 to 5 because that’s what responsible people did, we volunteered because we wanted to show that we weren’t selfish but we really wanted it for our resume. We are just realizing that we’ve been doing good things but they weren’t great things because they weren’t done because we wanted to do them. It wasn’t done with pure intention and if it started out with good intentions, it ended up being polluted by exploitation.

Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.  Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. -Matthew 6:1-4

We haven’t enjoyed the ride, we haven’t appreciated the valley experience for aiming of the mountain peak; not realizing that the beauty was in the process. Because we didn’t know how important the process was, we’ll spend money for a helicopter ride to the top. We don’t change, we criticize the process while in the air, get to the top before everyone else just to brag, never humbling ourselves to respect their perseverance. Where is our compassion? So while we’ve made advances in so many areas, we’ve missed the most important, love. Not the microwaved “love,” or the “love” we say we have to justify sex, not because we are lonely, not even relationship love but the love, honor, respect, compassion for others simply because we need each other, just because we are human and we are living the human experience together.

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.- Revelation 2:4

Get ready to awaken love (agape) again.

 Beebz ❤

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