Close To God


We are meant to be close to God-- to have proximity to Him. We are designed to enjoy an intimate fellowship with God!

God's Word says a lot about getting to enjoy a close relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Here are just a few things Scripture says about what it takes to draw near to God.

1. FAITH

Hebrews 10:22--
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

We must believe that He is.

2. HUMILITY

Psalms 34:18--
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Pride takes us away from God. Humility bring us to God.

3. GOING THROUGH JESUS

Hebrews 7:19--
(For the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

Hebrews 7:22--
Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.

Jesus is our hope. We can approach our Father because of-- and through-- our relationship with his Son.

I heard from one of our friends at church today that their daughter came home from college to visit and brought eight friends with her. No one was turned away. Why? Because their daughter invited them. That was enough. All were welcomed, fed and housed.

That's just like Jesus. We approach the Father through the Son. We are welcomed, fed and provided for. Jesus has gone ahead to get everything ready to welcome us to his Fathers house.

John 14:2-4--
In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.

 

So let's draw close to God and experience what it means to be fully known and fully loved.

James 4:8a--
Come near to God and he will come near to you.

Joe