“Come close to God, and God will come close
(James 4:8, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
God promises that He will draw
close to you when you draw close to Him. How do we draw close to Him? First of
all, this verse goes on to say that we must turn away from sin because sin
separates us from God. When we turn away from the things that displease Him, we
are turning toward Him. That’s the first step. Then, the Bible tells us to come
into His presence with thanksgiving in our hearts and give Him praise. When you
have a thankful heart, you are drawing closer to Him. Thirdly, scripture tells
us that God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble. When you live
with an attitude of humility, you are drawing closer to Him.
Friend, there’s nothing more
important in life than drawing close to God the Father. Seek Him with your
whole heart, and you will find Him. Let Him speak to your heart by reading your
Bible, praying and meditating on His promises every single day. Worship Him
with a humble and open heart because when you seek Him, you will find Him, and
He will fill you with His peace, comfort and joy all the days of your life!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, I choose to draw near to You. I open my heart
and turn from anything that displeases You. Fill me with Your power to live the
good life You have planned for me as I draw close to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.