Come closer.

“Come 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, NLT

When my husband and I are sitting on a sofa, and he is on one end and I’m on the other, I sometimes look at him and say, “Come over here. You feel distant.” And then there are times when I’m not talking or opening up to him. He’ll look at me and say, “Hey, what’s on your mind?” Because to him, I feel distant. We as humans long to feel close to those we love, allowing nothing to come between us.

Maybe you are on the opposite side in your heart and God is on the other. You want one thing, and He wants the other. Maybe you are not opening up to Him in prayer. Maybe everything feels confusing in your life right now, and you have no words.

It’s not God that is distant. It’s you.

“Come closer to Me,” He says. “You have been distant, My daughter. I want to help you. This is not the time to distance yourself from me. Draw near and receive My peace, my comfort, my grace and my love. I won’t turn you away.”

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking to me. I am sorry for distancing myself from you. I come close right now, and I ask that you come close to me. I need you like never before. Draw near to me and let me feel your presence. Touch my heart and my mind. Strengthen me, God, and help me today. In Jesus name, Amen.

(Read James 4:7-8)

13 thoughts on “Come closer.”

  1. Oh God and the name of Jesus draw me closer to you daily continue to keep me close to your word your wisdom joy peace and love and the strength that you give me daily and Jesus name Amen

  2. Goodmorning my LORD FATHER GOD,” Thank YOU,” I receive in “JESUS CHRIST” MIGHTY GLORIOUS NAME AMEN AMEN❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘

  3. Good Morning When you rejoice and thank God for your godly role, then heaven will rejoice and your husband won’t know what hit him! He will be amazed as his life becomes maximized at a greater level and you will witness the overflow of this joy in your home.

    Pray regularly for your husband. You are the most influential person in his life. Use that influence for good. Heavenly Father. I always want to be close to you, and you close to me. Thank you for your word today. Love 💕 your 🦋daughter in Christ. ✝️

    1. Dear Lord I thank you for speaking to me this morning. Thank you for opening your arms wide and allowing me to come back to you. I don’t want to distance myself from you anymore. Please take away all the confusion and gave me your peace, your comfort, your grace and your love. I need you like never before, in Jesus Name Amen!🙏🏾

  4. Each morning I’m bless to read my devotional in DOTK.
    Being on this Abraham journey has taking me closer to GOD. Sometime distractionsm comes. My own will wants to be in control. But I thank the Holy Spirit and DOTK for bringing the WORD of God back to my remembrance.. Putting me back on track with God a little more..
    It’s nice to move closer.
    Peace,
    CJamilla

  5. I have those around me who tell me if I just think positive, my problems will lessen or go away, based on Phillipians 4:8. I pulled back unknowingly from God some because of the guilt their expectations put on me. My “problems”, abusive and lonely marriage have been long standing and I have diligently worked at maintaining being positive and walking in faith. Doing that has not changed the “problems”. It makes me stronger to deal with them. Sorry Father for pulling back from You. Help me to understand Your perspective in all this. It hurts so bad. I can’t change anything but me. Help.

    1. Oh that You, Oh Lord, would remove the veils from our eyes (as the god of this world blinds us) so that we may see Your truths and that You would serve YOUR justice and show Your mercy on us also. Thank You for watching over these people as this child of Yours is pouring her headt out to You. Amen

  6. Oh that You, Oh Lord, would remove the veils from our eyes (as the god of this world blinds us) so that we may see Your truths and that You would serve YOUR justice and show Your mercy on us also. Thank You for watching over these people as this child of Yours is pouring her hearr out to You. Amen

  7. Lord I don’t ever want to be distant from You. Thank you Father for always keeping me on a leash. What would I do without You. You are my friend who sticks closer than a brother. Help me, strengthen me. I need You always My precious God🙏 Please bless and care for all my DOTK sisters I pray 💜Amen n Amen

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dearest Sister Lynne💖!!!
      Amen..Amen..AMENNN!!!
      I know that’s right!!..Thank You Lord..Keep ME also on a “SUPER SHORT” Leash & when You Lord feel me going in ANY direction/path other than the one YOU want me on..give that “leash” a little pull & I’ll go right back to where I should be!! Since we don’t have a leash😊..YOUR WORD WILL SUFFICE!!!
      I LOVED THAT LYNNE❤😄
      Loving You ALWAYS💕🌻

      1. Yes Amen dearest Wendy. Praise Him for keeping us on that spiritual leash, even when we didn’t even know it🙌 . He kept us close from many unseen dangers. Love, love, love, Jesus! Love you always my sister 💜

  8. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ohhh Lord I Thank You🙌🙌!! I Thank You Lord🙌🙌..I Thank You..I Thank You..I Thank You for WANTING & KEEPING ME CLOSE TO YOU!! THANK YOU LORD🙌👏🙌👏🙌!!
    🎤So I start all over again..
    PLEASE LORD give me another chance..
    Today I want to be closer to You..
    Than I’ve EVER been before..
    Oh Lord, it’s my desire..
    Just to please You in ALL that I do..
    Lord I want to walk just like You..
    I want to talk just like You..
    I want to live Holy just like You tell me too..
    There are times I must admit..
    That I fall a little short of Your Word..
    And that’s when I come running & crying..
    “LORD help me just to make it through”..
    So I start all over again..
    Please Lord give me another chance..
    Today I want to be closer to You..
    Than I’ve EVER been before..
    Today I want to be closer to You..
    Than I’ve EVER been before..
    I WANT TO BE CLOSER TO YOU🎶
    THANK YOU LORD FOR ALWAYS Keeping Your Loving Arms Around Me & Keeping Me Close To You!!
    I JUST LOVE YOU LORD!!💓😍❤🤗💗😊💟😙
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

  9. Father i thank you for your word.jesus keep me by your side ,in you there is the fountain .let me not wonder away lord for any reason .in you dwelleth all fulness in jesus name amen.

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