Draw Near To God

by | Dec 13, 2023

God is always available, but we must draw near to Him for Him to draw near to us. Draw near to God while He may be found. 

There have been times when I have gone through the day and disregarded God besides the morning time. I want to live every day acknowledging that God is here and near. 

Jesus gave us His Holy Spirit so that we can be in constant fellowship with Him. Acknowledging God is as simple as being aware of His presence and opening up our hearts to hear Him.

May we not live mindlessly forgetting that Jesus, the Lord of lords and Maker of heaven and earth wants our affection and attention. Now is your time to draw near to God while He can be found. The Lord is near (Philippians 4:5) but you can only find Him if you seek God with all your heart and forsake things that pull you away from Him. 

Isaiah 55:6-7 says, “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.” 

We are in danger if we are putting God off for another time. Tomorrow is not promised for us. Now is the time to get your life right and seek God with all your heart while He may be found. 

God’s mercy is available for us now through Christ Jesus, but once Jesus comes back a second time, He will come to judge the world (2 Tim. 4:1).

God is the best friend we could ever have. He is not worth losing over the things of this world. The things of the world are anything that doesn’t align with God’s truth: greed, selfish ambition, lust, gossip, and more. 

Anything in this world is temporary and filled with darkness. God is eternal and in Jesus alone do we find true light. Jesus is life and the light of all mankind (John 1:4).

We can’t be friends with the things of the world and God. What fellowship can light have with darkness? (2 Cor. 6:14). “Whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes Himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4).

To draw near to God will require us to invite Him to purify our hearts so that we may draw near to Him. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” 

As we give God our attention and turn away from thoughts and actions that are not of Him, we draw near to God. As we choose to set our affections on Jesus, we make room for His love and light to fill us. Drawing near to God will always require us to obey Him and purify our hearts. It’s not enough to worship Jesus and read our Bible without obeying and submitting our hearts to Him.

God will draw near to us as we choose to draw near to Him. It is the pure in heart that will see God (Matthew 5:8). 

What thoughts have you allowed to stay in your heart? Will you choose to behold Jesus and let Him fill your heart?

God not only sees our actions but also our thoughts. Our thoughts matter to God. What we tolerate in our thoughts will determine how near we are to Jesus.

May the meditation of our hearts continue to be pleasing in God’s sight. He is worthy of our attention and only in Jesus can we find an abundant life. So remember, draw near to God. 

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit so we can always be close to You. We invite you into our lives to purify our hearts so we can draw near to You. We want to give You all the attention and seek You above all else.

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