Close and Closer

27 10 2014

Walking in thanksCome 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 NLV

We want to stay close to the Savior. He is the source of our strength, peace and joy. Daily living can create distance if we allow the noise of our lives to overwhelm us. Careers, work, school, family and the incessant breaking news can leave us feeling weary, if we let it. Staying close and connected to the Savior can keep us fueled and thriving when we need it most. Avoiding the pitfalls of unforgiveness, bitterness and sin can create unnecessary wedges between where we are and where we need to be. Coming closer is actively eliminating things that can come between us and God. We may need to reach out to Him for strength. We may need to talk to Him in prayer about what is on our heart. We may need to ask for forgiveness for shortcomings. We may need to spend more time reading and meditating His Word. Whatever it is that we need to do to come closer, He is available and waiting for us to take those steps toward Him. If you are in a place, where you think you are far away, a simple step of turning toward Him puts you in the right direction. Reaching out to Him, the Savior can meet us right where we are. We want and need to stay close to Jesus. Staying close to Him is a safe place and the best place for blessed living.


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