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? You 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 of the couch 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.

God is saying, “Come closer to Me. You feel distant. I can help you. I can be everything you need. 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. Wrap your arms around me and let me feel your presence. Touch my heart and my mind. Strengthen me, God. Help me to abide in you. In Jesus name, Amen.

(Read James 4:7-8)

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14 thoughts on “Come closer.”

  1. This is just what I needed to see this morning. Thank you Lord. Great is your faithfulness and mercy towards me.

    1. Thank you Lord for never leaving me alone. I thank you also for this reminder that it is I who has moved, and not you!

  2. Praise the Lord, Thank you Father I know I can come closer to you, you’re always there you never leave me. I know I can come closer because you always make me feel Peace, Joy, Love and Strength through you. Thank you i know I can always come closer to you In Jesus Name Amen 🙏🕇🕇🕇

  3. Forgive me Father for not always putting you first. I was thinking yesterday about listening to the Holy Spirits voice in my spirit I can feel him grieve when i want to do my own will
    Forgive me when i become willful.Thank you Jesus for you forgiveness and love

  4. I LOVE YOU JESUS 👑Your presence is like heaven ⛅☁💒to me, and every second of my life I NEED YOU!!! 💖💖💖 A GREAT FATHER🙌🙌🙌THANK YOU for STAYING CLOSE to Me!!!💯💘🙌👏U SAVED ME !!😓🙌🙆🙏🙏🙏🎁🎉🎈💝 DOTK! 👑🌞🌹🙏🙏Ty! 💎

  5. Thanks so much my heavenly father for your continued Love and mercy over me and my family lives. Don’t know what we would do without you. Never want to find out. .always with you my true and trustworthy father and friend.👍👑💘

  6. Thank you God for loving me, keeping me, for giving me strength, comfort, joy and peace. Thank you for giving me life!!! I will always and forever keep you close to my heart❤Amen!

  7. Thank you Lord for your closeness your yours presence is awesome Me and my grands and family wil always give you the praise and the glory in Jesus name we pray Amew Amen Amen we love you always.

  8. Yes Lord. Thank you Lord for not leaving me and drawing close to me. I so feel lonely, unloved, and often times isolated and not apart of things. Thank you for loving me enough and pulling me close to you. Please Lord stay close. Please don’t leave me. This world is a very lonely place. Girlfriends are few and friends are even less. But God there’s You! Hallelujah!

    1. Amen, Anne! How great and wonderful that we have a God, our creator, that loves us more then we can ever imagine. When we feel alone we need to remind ourselves that God is right there even when we don’t feel him. He is a faithful friend. God bless you, Anne!

    2. Amen Amen to that thank you go ahead be a long way that’s me and my daughter with a place to call home we might not have everything that we want for right now we have a roof over our head the rest will come God will bless me with bed furniture that I need for my place I just wants to stay close to my God because I know I can’t do nothing without him he’s my friend he’s my father he’s my mother he’s my dad he’s all to me and I love him

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