What do you think of when you look at this image?
I see good friends. Two people that are just enjoying ‘hanging out’ together, comfortable in each other’s company.
I want to encourage you today to really think about your relationship with God – how close are you? How comfortable are you ‘hanging out’ in His presence. How close is your face to His? Are you best friends?
You know – the kind of friends that are open and honest with each other, that can tell each other anything. You’ve got there back, they’ve got yours. The kind that love to spend time together, sharing the intimate matters of life.
I haven’t always been able to say this has been me, but lately God has been highlighting the need to develop this relationship with Him, to make it stronger. To make this where we live, inside His presence, living in His Word.
When we feel distant from God I can guarantee you that He hasn’t moved away – we have! Unfortunately, it is all too easy to drift away from this close relationship and not notice it happening until we have drifted way down stream.
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
But even if we have drifted away from this closeness, take heart, God has made us a promise.
Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you.
If we get closer to Him, then He promises us that He will get closer to Him. Not because He will move, but because we will.