Friday, October 02, 2009
Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:8
06/04/09 I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard the saying, “If you find yourself to be farther from God than you once were, guess who moved?” The implication is that it’s us who pull away from the Lord, not the other way around. He doesn’t distance Himself from us - NEVER. He is ever pursuing us. We are the ones who grow non-chalant and callous with Him, and drift away from His presence. Sure, He cannot be in the presence of sin, but we are the ones who pull away from Him to engage in sinful behavior. He doesn’t cast us away and cause us to sin. In fact, He keeps watch so that when we are ready to be rescued, He is right there to do it! So, if you draw near to Him, He will naturally gravitate to you. Not that He ever went anywhere is the first place.