Pearls of the Word

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Do not stir up before she desires it

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"Do not awaken love until someone wants it" (Song of Solomon 3:5).

Our response to God’s requests is an act of love. And such an act of love can show itself in different ways: a change of direction, repentance, a pause in our work for God or the beginning of something new.

Our response must not be instigated by the pressure of men, but by the working of the Holy Spirit. For He alone knows at what moment to awaken our love, and therefore, at what moment our hearts will be most prepared to respond to God’s wishes.

Then let us refuse to let ourselves be influenced by men and guard against awakening love in someone whose heart is not prepared!