I was asleep but my heart was awake.
Song of Songs 5:2 NASB
Our maiden is now in a confident and wonderful relationship with her Lord. She has given herself to Him without reserve.
She sleeps – she is at rest – the rest of one whose sins He washed away.
Hebrews 4 tells us that there is a rest yet to come, but for the believer, the striving to achieve our own salvation is over.
When we see that the work was done for us on the cross, we can rest.
But even as we rest from our self-sanctifying labors, our heart – our spirit – is awakened, perhaps for the first time.
My heart is awake.
There are times when I am dog tired, and I lie down in my bed to sleep, but I am mulling some scripture – His voice – His Words floating in my – rest – and my spirit begins to hear from His Spirit. The Spirit of God begins to call to memory the thing He said (just as He promised.) Then I am up – trying to capture it – trying to process it – trying to keep up with where the Spirit will lead.
Do you know this rest? Do you know this waking?
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches,
For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
Psalms 63:5-7 NASB
Attend to His call.