Hebrews 10: 22.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
James 4: 8. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Many of us have been blessed with close friends. Imagine if we never spent time with them but instead just thought and talked about how wonderful these special people are. Wouldn’t such behavior be foolish?
Yet some Christians do just that. Despite accumulating vast knowledge about the Lord and the Bible, they miss out on rich fellowship with the heavenly Father, the best friend anyone could ever have.
We fill our lives with spiritual information and activities, but fail to develop a close relationship with the Lord.
Take a quick inventory of your life to see if this might be true of you:
Do you attend church only out of a sense of duty just to fulfill righteous sake?
Do you pray with lofty or repetitive words instead of speaking to God from the heart?
Do you serve solely out of obligation?
Scripture tells of many people whose personal encounter with the Lord was energizing and life-changing.
Noah, Abraham, Moses, Gideon, the Samaritan woman, and Paul are a few who spoke with Him one-on-one (Gen. 7:4; Gen. 12:2; Ex. 3:2; Judg. 6:12; John 4:1-42; Acts 9:3-6).
As believers, we must desire and build a precious, intimate relationship with God.
Whenever we open His Word and invite the Holy Spirit to illuminate its meaning, we can hear directly from our heavenly Father.
We don’t need another burning bush experience to build a personal relationship with Him. The word of God is complete and hold answers to all of our questions.
From our Text, we can see that when we draw nigh to God, He draws nigh to us.
Meaning God becomes real to us when we draw near to Him in our commitment to services, and time in His word.
Start now by dedicating a portion of your day to meeting with your Friend and Savior and your freedom will be completely perfected.