I was struck with a verse the other day in my Sunday school class. And no, I don’t mean physically. ☺
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” – James 4:8.
I guess I’ve never really thought about the action implied in this verse. Sometimes, it’s very easy for me to get into the mode of couch Christianity – just kick back and let others do everything for my spiritual growth. So, I go to Bible studies and Sunday schools and forget that I have a responsibility in this too.
To draw near.
It’s such a weird phrase, really. “Draw near”. Aside from sounding like a technical term for 3-D art class, it sounds hard. Especially when what we’re drawing near to is not in human form.
So how do we do it, really?
First step is the action. Get up off the couch, move away from where our walk with God is stagnant. Second step? We need to work as hard on this relationship as we would on the relationship with our dads or our boyfriends. It’s hard to try to get to know someone if we’re not doing anything to move in that direction. Third, let God communicate with us. We can’t do that if we’re not in the Word daily and intentionally.
“Draw near.” I hope you’ll join me in this life-long quest of knowing God and knowing Him better each and every day.
Have a great week everyone! ☺