God the creator of heaven and earth is loving and caring. He has greater plans for his Children. But before anyone could receive blessings or favor, that person must draw near to God.
Draw Near To God, Feel His Presence And Blessings
In this post, I want you to understand why you should draw near to God. He wants you to draw near to him, find out how you can do that and enjoy the amazing blessings involved?.
God has given us the “gift of free will.” Any human can choose to believe in him or not. That is not a big deal. However, this post is to inspire Christian believers to maintain a steady relationship with God. He will soon come to judge the world. Just like in the days of Noah, there were scoffers of the dreadful day of the Lord so as today.
“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Josuah 24:15)
Important Things You Must Know About God.
God’s magnificent nature is too big for humankind to comprehend with their finite minds. The Bible, therefore, teaches us about certain important facts about the nature of God. And so before anyone at all decides to draw near to God; He/she must know about it.
♦. God is holy: He is holy and will forever be holy. In spite of this, Christians are expected to worship him in spirit, truth, and holiness.
“Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and tell them, ‘You shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy (Leviticus 19:2)
Stay away from all kinds of sins and carnal minded people. Do not befriend the world. Befriending the world shows enmity against God.
♦. A Plan To Make You Happy And ProsperousHe has a planned to help you become successful in life. God in his own wisdom blesses people freely. He has said, “the gold is mine”(Haggai 2:8). Draw near to God and he will wipe away all your teras, miseries and make you successful
The Bible also makes it clear that he knew you before you were born. In addition, he knows you more than you know yourself. He knows the day you will die. This is the more reason why you must fear this man(The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… – Proverbs 9:10). Draw near to God and every good thing you need would be yours.
Stepping Out To Draw Near To God
Drawing near to God is one of the simplest things any Christian believer could do. There are many different ways to stay in touch with the Lord. He wants you to stay in his light and darkness will never consume you in life.
“Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
We don’t get close to God for no reason. We need help because life has become unbearable. The devil is destroying the lives of the innocents. You need to find shelter under the mighty wings of the Lord.
Never think your problems are too big for the Lord. It could be;
♦. Financial constraint
♦. Marital Problems
♦. Diseases and Sicknesses
Just to mention but few. God is capable of relieving us of our burdens. True healings come from above. Draw near to the Lord and feel his presence throughout your life.
It is about faith. Yes, take a leap of faith today and draw near to your maker. Faith in God can move mountains. What is the problem that God cannot do for you? Get closer, let him know that you truly love him as he does.
”Look, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too difficult for me?.” (Jeremiah 32:27)
Now I assume, you have already taken a leap of faith to get closer to your maker. But how can you even do that effectively for effective result?.
How To Draw Near To God
1. Prayers: The most effective way to get closer to God is making prayers an integral part of your life as a Christian. Let me take a break and ask you. “Have you prayed today?.”
Prayers draw us closer to God. His ears are opened to our prayers. Talk to him in the morning, afternoon, evening and at all times. There is no limit to the number of prayers a Christian can offer to God.
Now, you can pray at any place at all. At work, in the house, at the church on the street etc. God is omnipresence. He is everywhere, even in the deepest pit God is there.
A prayer strengthens the relationship between you and God. He will draw near to you and as you keep a clean heart for him, he will come and dwell in it.
2. Stay Away From Pleasures Of The WorldJust like I said earlier, God desists carnal lifestyles. The devil is very crafty. There are a number of devices that could create a barrier between you and God. You must be careful if you really want to draw near to God.
Living A true Christian life is not easy. You must crucify your flesh to the cross and live according to the will of God. Do things that will glorify God. Be mindful of the kind of things you watch around you or on the television. Perversion has taken over the world. The world sees it as normal. Be careful of the kind of music you listen.
The devil has agents producing demonic songs everywhere. If you really want to draw near to God, then be selective of the things you watch with your eyes, be selective of the kind of music you listen. Don’t be a slave to any part of your body. Never forget it (your body) is the temple of God. How can God stay in such kind of temple?. You can read how to make your temple presentable to God and enjoy through blessings, favor, protection, salvation … from the Lord by reading from Doug Britton Books Online.
3. MeditationIn addition to a prayerful life, meditate on the word day and night. Pick any heart touching verse, ponder on it. And as you do that, present your needs to God. He will glorify himself through you. You can also have “Quite time” to draw near to God and feel his presence as well. Perhaps you have to start developing Quite Time Ideas to draw near to God ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS AS WELL.
God is not too far from reach. It is our sins that drives him away. Stay away from sin and sinners. Live life as a real imitator of Christ Jesus Christ.
4. Read The BibleThe bible is like a manual and a spiritual food for every true Christian. Google doesn’t have all the answers to your questions and problems in life, but the word of God does. search through the scriptures and find answers to your nagging questions. It is about loneliness, depression, the enemy’s conspiracies, marriage, weakness, fear, sickness etc. Read the Bible. It is one of my greatest secrets of happiness and inspiration.
Everything God wants you to know about him is well written in it. The bible is the spirit-filled word of God. You will gain the power to overcome the devil’s temptations. You will get the wisdom to make wise decisions. God will draw near to you, will you make his word your daily bread today and forevermore?.
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