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Come Close

Posted: Monday, November 20

 Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Ezekiel 40:28-41:26
James 4:1-17
Psalm 118:19-29
Proverbs 28:3-5

Verse of the day:  

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


Have you ever had a secret? Something you did not want anyone else to know about? Yet it was like a fire inside your mouth that you just had to share with someone. So you find that person you trust and you lean in close and whisper.

 

Rarely with God do we have loud moments; sure there are times that the thunder crashes on the mountains and the storms rage around us however most of the times that God speaks it is in the stillness and quietness of life. God whispers more than he shouts. If you are going to hear a whisper, then you have to be up close. You have to come in nice and tight. Your ear almost kissed by their lips. Whispers are intimate.

 

When we are walking with God, I find, he rarely shouts directions. Usually his spirit leads with gentle nudges. It is as if two people are walking along together. When one want to steer them to the right or left they just lean in that direction. When we walk along with God, his spirit nudges us in the right choices and decisions of life. So it is vitally important that we live up close to him. We need to position ourselves right next to where he is moving so we can be near enough to hear the whispers and feel the gentle nudges.

 

How close are you living with God today? He is inviting you to come in close. Take the time today to make sure that you pull yourself in tight. Embrace your relationship with God, see where he is moving and then get to work. Through closeness we will also find purpose and fullness. Come in Close today.