Thursday, May 7, 2009

Not Feeling Close to God

How many times have you not felt close to God?

That happens too often, doesn't it.

We're like that moth who can't resist the bug zapper. Drawn by the purple light that really means swift electrical death...

We think things are shiny and pretty but we can't see the real damage these things will cause.
We take our eyes off of the one thing that will really save us...
and we get zapped.

So, after we're damaged
...and hurt
...and less than we were before
...when we finally turn, has God wandered away?
Did he leave because He was bored?
...or because he had other important things to do?
...or because we're not worth it anymore?

He waits for us patiently. He's just waiting for us to come back to him. He wants us that much.

But, how do we do this? How do we return?

It is the same as any relationship. We must throw our ugly pride away and start talking again. We have start by saying how sorry we are and how much we really need Him. But the great thing is He's just waiting for us to come back to him. He wants us that much. But...

we have to keep talking.

If you don't talk to God, or listen to him, how can your relationship grow? James 4:8 says, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you..." The more you draw near, the more he will draw near to you.

If you are feeling far away from God today, take a step closer. That's all you have to do. Pray. Read a little scripture. Make an effort. Keep reading James 4. Its a good place to start.

You won't believe the difference it will make.

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