Draw near to God and He will draw near to you -- James 4:8
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. -- Hebrews 10:22-23
A few Sunday mornings ago I delivered a word I received from the Lord for us to, "Press In". I want to encourage us in that again for this month's Bottom Line. The actual words I wrote down from the Lord are as follows:
Press in. Do not be afraid to press in. Get close to Me. Inquire of Me. Listen to Me. Receive from Me. Press in. Press in. Press in. I do not reject you. I receive you. Press in.
With all that is happening around us in the world this day and time, be it in our homes, in our work places, in our cities, in our states, in the nations -- which encompasses His world that He created -- let us be ever-the-more mindful to "press in" to "draw near" to Him. Let us get even closer in our walk with Him, in our conversations with Him, in our worship of Him, in our thoughts of Him than ever before. He is our source of strength, our source of wealth, our source of faith, our source of salvation. He is our connection to all we need or ever will need.
Bottom Line: Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Press in! Press in! Press in!