Many Christians have failed in their pursuit of happiness, success, and relief from stressful moments. Because they don’t know how to draw close to God and establish an everlasting friendship with Him
Have you noticed this? I mean people who boast of being Christians but live like these hypocrites in Matthew 23:27. Let me share with you today how to draw close to God and be like a pleasing aroma to Him.
The Light of the world is calling everyone to come closer to him and tap into the radiance, shine for everyone to see his glory, love, and amazing salvation plan for all humanity.
It’s a war between light and darkness in this world. Unfortunately, many people love the darkness. Why because they are afraid their evil deeds, thoughts and plans would be exposed if they get closer to the Light.
With an opened arms, God is calling everyone to get closer. He wants to reconcile the world to Himself through Christ Jesus. There is no place safer than being under the mighty wings of the Lord.
I believe you would be touched in so many ways after reading this piece of content about how to draw close to God. You would have your assurance of divine protection, guidance, happiness, and the hope of a better future renewed. And more importantly, the assurance of enjoying eternal life with Christ Jesus.
Why It Matters
What would be your answer if I ask you to tell me about the most important thing in life? Look, your answer will reveal the real person you are on this planet.
Now, keep the answer to yourself, and let’s fight it against the truth. I have been concerned about living a life that pleases God and it hasn’t been so easy holding unto the faith. Because I have become an enemy to the world.
It doesn’t matter if people will judge by human standards or despise your decision to turn your back on the pleasures of life. The carnal minds would think you are losing something sweet, beautiful, and worthy. They always crave things that will satisfy their sinful nature. Hence drawing themselves away from God.
Some people, I mean some homo-sapiens think they are so wise. By relying on their own wisdom and understanding than the power of God and his very existence. Isn’t this foolishness?
It is by finding wisdom and understanding that they can acknowledge the importance of drawing near to God and staying under his care.
The Bible has a powerful message about searching for wisdom for everyone. It is about Job’s Search for Wisdom in Job 28:1-28.
But let me single out this verse:
“And he said to mankind, ‘The fear of the LORD – that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)
It sounds so hard for carnal-minded people to simply say “NO” to the beauties of this world that never satisfy the soul. How can they even draw near to God? They must first find true wisdom from above which is the fear of the Lord.
It’s a choice for anyone to renew his mind by putting that sinful nature to death. By doing so, the said person will take his first step into the Lord’s presence and have the life-giving Spirit reside in him.
From there, there would be a powerful friendship or connection that will aid the flow of God’s glory. That darkness has been taken out by the Light.
Your Passion And Pride In Question
Look around yourself, there are wild parties, luxurious lifestyles, celebrations, immoral activities, and a whole lot of worldly pleasures going on.
A child of God has nothing to do with all these. As you make up your mind to draw close to God, you ought to stay away from things that only satisfy your earthly passion. You would often be tempted to satisfy that passion…
God knows all your earthly needs and he has better plans of providing and helping you out. Your first step is to search for his Kingdom and its righteousness(Matthew 6:33).
In him, your soul would be satisfied with heavenly riches that will reflect on your daily living.
“Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you? You desire and you do not have; you murder and envy and you cannot obtain; you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask; you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions.” ( James 4:1-3).
In verse 7 it says: “So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
So as you decide to stay close to God, you must resist the Devil and his alluring devices that lead to destruction and make people enemies of the Most high God.
Why You Must Get Close To God — The Painful Truth
It would be good for all humans to draw near to God. Without him, nothing good comes to you. Just as the Bible has made it clear to everyone that every good gift comes from above.
No one is putting you into a compulsion to worship God or follow Christ Jesus, but for the betterment of your own soul. Below are a few helpful Bible verses about how to draw near to God and its amazing reward.
Now the scripture below sums it all for your goodness:
1. “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit.” (John 15:1 – 2).
2. “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.” (John 15:4)
Yes, remain in Christ Jesus and surely, you will be fruitful in life.
How To Draw Near To God
There are simple ways anyone can get closer to God and remain in him like the vine tree branch. Take a look at these things or practices that can help you enjoy a fruitful relationship with the Savior.
1. Constant Communication:
In every relationship, communication is very essential. Here, you talk to God and hear him talk back to you through prayers.
Faith in Christ Jesus is the foundation of your healing, restoration, happiness, salvation, and all the promises from God. Without faith, you cannot please God(Hebrews 11:6).
3. Desire The Spiritual Milk:
Spiritual milk is the word of God. If you love God and want to stay in Him, meditate on the word very often as stated in Joshuah 1:8. Your obedience to God’s word will result in a greater reward for your life.
4. Share The Word Of God:
We all ought to take part in the Kingdom business by sharing what we learn about Christ Jesus, our faith, testimonies, etc, with the world.
5. Spend Time With God:
In order to continue enjoying the glorious friendship of Christ Jesus, you must learn how to spend your precious time with him. Time spent in the presence of God or doing his work is never wasted. Do that true Quite Times, regular Bible study, prayers, morning devotion, singing praises and hymns, meditation, and whole others.
All these practices will create a unique friendship between you and God just like Abraham. You would feel his presence in everything you do.
Bible Lesson About How To Draw Close To God In 5 Simple Ways