Come Back To God

Come close to God, and God will come close to you.
James 4:8 (NLT)

Going down a highway a person saw a sign that said, “Do you feel far away from God?” He was thinking about the question when the next billboard read, “Who moved?” Isn’t that usually the case? When we feel far from God, it’s not that God has moved but rather it is because we have turned our back on Him. James knew that we have this propensity so he wrote, “Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” But how do we come close to God? The first thing we need to do is go another direction. If we moved away from God, then we need to turn back and “draw near” to Him. Next we have to confess and repent of those things that took us away in the first place. The Prophet Isaiah wrote, “It’s your sins that have cut you off from God.” Confessing to God and repenting from any sin, will allow us to have a clear conscience and reopen the door of fellowship Him. Finally, we turn to God with all our heart and mind. We come to Him in quietness, reflection, meditation and prayer. We open our emotions and thoughts to Him and allow His Holy Spirit to commune with us, guiding, convicting, teaching and directing our life. God desires to have a relationship with us. He hasn’t moved. Will you come to Him today?

Father, I must confess that there are so many times I feel so distant from You. I admit to my own wandering. Forgive me for the sin that has separated us and help me to stay in close fellowship with you. Lead me by Your Holy Spirit, I pray.

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