A mature Christian once asked me, “What is your life message?” God used that question to help me reflect on what my life was communicating. God’s words through James spoke immediately as the guiding force of my heart: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8).
Coming close to God unites our heart with His. Drawing near to God, we enter our room alone in the secret place and seek only Him. Jesus promised that the Father who sees us in that secret place will reward us openly (Matthew 6:6).
God desires us to come to Him, to draw near to Him. Think of a hero, someone you admire. While you may know many things about this person, most likely you do not have an intimate relationship where you can get away alone with them personally. But that’s the kind of relationship God beckons us to!
In the 23rd Psalm we are told our Shepherd will lead us by still waters & restore our weary souls. In the midst of life’s pressures, may our first response be to come to Jesus, to draw near. Today, consider spending some time alone with Jesus. Steal away in a quiet place, all alone with the Master. “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:3).