Never Near Enough

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“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:7-8

My paralyzed doggy Mr. Simeon spends lots of time atop Mommy’s bed, and this morning he became exceedingly disturbed and restless and started flailing around when he realized Mommy’s new writing table which is beside the bed and not on top of it was too far away from him to reach her. So Mommy (me) had to move him nearer to me, and me nearer to Mr. Simeon. Because Mr. Simeon seems to never be near enough to me.

How do you suppose the Lord feels considering all He has done for us, is doing for us, and will do for us, and that He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings and Savior of the world, when so many of us who profess to believe in Him spend so much of our time moving away from Him further and further into the busyness of our lives instead of nearer and nearer to Him in our hearts, in our words, in our actions, and in our time?

Is there anyone you would rather spend time with more than Jesus? Do you draw ever nearer to Him? Do you love your daily alone time with Him? Do you hunger and thirst for more of Jesus and more of the Bible and more living to love, please, honor, worship, and glorify the Lord? Is He your first love?

Draw near, and nearer, to the Lord, my friend! Oh, draw nearer to dear Jesus!

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