+Living Life God's Way+
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
There is nowhere we can go and escape the presence of Almighty God.
He is everywhere. He is constantly seeking to reveal Himself to us.
While we desire to be near Him, we also have a tendency to think of Him
being off in the distance. A. W. Tozer said; "He is nearer than your own
soul, closer than our most secret thoughts." It is never a question of
God being close to us, but always of us recognizing His presence. It may
seem that God is not speaking to us, as He does to others, as if He has
chosen favorites. The reality is, they are choosing Him. They choose to
surrender themselves totally and to seek Him with their whole heart;
spending time waiting and listening for the sound of His voice. God is
always present; it is we who are sometimes absent.
God Today Devotions; Cheryl Curtis; 6/20/2004
Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring
to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.
We have no need to beg God to "send forth your light and truth,"
because these qualities of God are always available for His children.
Our prayer should be a confession of need and a commitment to being open
to receiving His attributes. The reason we have so little of His light
and truth is not His fault but because we have not made the kind of
commitment necessary to receive Him. When we are WILLING to be dependent
on His protection and dwell in His sphere of safety, He will bring us
close to Himself. Before we are guided by the Holy Spirit, we must be
committed to following His guidance.
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