“Draw Near to God”

“Draw Near to God”


“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8

God wants us in His forever fellowship. That’s why He sent His only Son Jesus to the cross to pay our sin penalty and be raised from the dead so all who turn from their sins to faith in Christ as Lord, truly devoting their hearts and lives to Him, are forgiven and given an everlasting relationship with Christ that we couldn’t otherwise have because of our sins and His holiness.

He not only wants us in His fellowship. He wants us close to Him. Near to Him. In His presence. Communing with Him. Speaking to Him. Hearing from Him. Experiencing Him. Enjoying Him. Learning from Him. In pursuit of Him. Passionately. Adoring Him. Adoringly. Worshiping Him. Praising Him. Growing in His image. Following Him. Revering Him. Obeying Him. Honoring Him. Being in close company with Him. Drawing closer and closer to Him.

What, or whom, is your greatest passion in life? Is it Jesus? He is to be our first love. And how we spend our everyday lives will reveal if our greatest passion is the Lord – or not.

Do you need to make some changes, friend? Or can you honestly say the Lord Jesus Christ is your highest priority? Your greatest love? And the one to whom more than anything or anyone you desire to draw close and closer still?

Draw near, my friend! To the Lord! Oh, draw near! Oh, how I encourage you. Draw near to the Lord!


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  1. Psalm 51:16-17 KJV
    [16] For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it : thou delightest not in burnt offering. [17] The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

    Psalm 9:10 KJV
    [10] And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

    Psalm 14:2 KJV
    [2] The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

    Psalm 27:8 KJV
    [8] When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

    Psalm 105:4 KJV
    [4] Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

    Matthew 7:7 KJV
    [7] Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: