Draw near!

[The Glory Unveiled]

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded. ( James 4:8 )

The distance between us and God is proportional to the distance between God and us. This means that God is as close to us as we are to Him. The relationship between God and Moses [we would agree] was different from the one between God and the rest of the people of Israel. But why was that? Was God being partial? No, the apostle Peter says in the Acts of the apostles that there is no partiality with God. The only explanation to why God would be closer to one person more than He would be to another is because the earlier person has decided to be closer to God than the later. Just as in any relationship, our relationship with God requires work; consciously committing to the responsibilities that would make the relationship intimate. God is only obliged to draw near to us when we draw near to Him in desperate and exclusive need of Him. God will not share our hearts with another (between two). So it says to the double minded (anyone concentrating on two things or people) to purify their hearts. Once our hearts are properly aligned, our minds will pick up the effect and depend solely on God. God is not far from us, we are rather far from Him. So let us draw near to God and He will draw near to us!

Prayer_Bead: Gracious Lord, loving Father, thank you for your word. Strengthen me to draw near to you. Pitch my heart in your Holy presence and keep my gaze on you.

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