“Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.” (James 4:8, NLT)
We so want for God to be close to us, to feel His Presence with us throughout the day. Jesus, in commissioning His disciples, promised, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20, NASB).
Looking more closely at this Scripture lately, I discovered for God toÂ come close to me is dependent upon my coming close to Him. The verse also gives us insight as to what our actions need to be as we come close.
We need a whole heart, or to be wholehearted, our loyalty undivided. Beginning each day with God on the pages of His Word, reading a devotional, and prayer is one way to align our souls with God. It’s an exercise of faith which says, “I’m drawing close to You, as I desire for You to come close to me.”
Coming close to God also is an expression of childlike faith. Much the way a child draws near to a parent for strength, comfort, and provision, we come close to God, our Father.
I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE where we will continue to look at what it means to draw close to God.