Topic: Draw Close To Him [Monday November 13, 2017]
Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. — James 5:16
Do you want to be closer to God? He wants to be closer to us. The scripture above says His Spirit dwells in us and yearns to be welcome with a jealous love. So how much closer can you be?
We can always draw closer in our relationship with God. In fact, we are the ones who determine just how close our relationship with Him will be. Even though He lives in us, the Holy Spirit won’t force a relationship with us. He wants us to make Him welcome in our lives.
God created us for fellowship, and He greatly desires relationship with us. He longs to talk to us, to listen to us, to teach us and guide us—simply to be a part of our lives. And we are the better for it! We are renewed when we fellowship with God. The benefits of spending time with the Father are endless.
My friend, I encourage you to be relentless in making time for fellowship with the Father. He is waiting. He is saying, “Come to Me…” So go ahead…and see what’s in store!
Prayer Starter: God, it amazes me how You desire fellowship with me. I want to be closer to You too. Thank You for loving me and drawing near to me as I draw near to You.
From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries