"Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you." James 4:8a HCSB
I read a day in the Prayer Guide by Andrew Murray this morning. This Scripture was at the top of the page. I want to share what he wrote:
"The nearness to God gives rest and power in prayer. The nearness of God is given to him who makes it his first object. "Draw nigh to God" - seek the nearness of Him, and He will give it - "He will draw nigh to you." Then it becomes easy to pray in faith."
"Learn to set yourself in His presence, to wait quietly for the assurance that He draws nigh. Enter His holy presence, tarry there, and spread your work before Him. Intercede for the souls you are working among. Get a blessing from God, his Spirit into your own heart, for them." -Prayer Guide by Andrew Murray, page 59, Twenty-Third Day
I don't know about you, but something about me drawing near to God, and God drawing near to me makes me feel good.
You see, we don't serve a God who is far away. He's IN us. He's as close to us as the air we breathe. Sometimes we forget that.
I think it's pretty amazing that God will come near to us if we come near to Him.
Do you take time to pray and talk to Him each day? I hope you do.
One thing I need to practice more is listening for Him to answer.
Is that something you need to do as well?
Let's commit to taking time each day to draw near to God. Who's with me?