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Friday, September 13, 2013

DRAWING NEAR to GOD (Update)

   
*James 4:8a “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

I was having a weird day! Just not right. Maybe exhausted. I felt confused trying to decide anything even as minimal as deciding what color to do my nails; what to wear out the next two days. Couldn't seem to grasp anything ; back hurting too so ate, took Ibuprophen, turned on Pandora worship; got in recliner. (I quit setting an alarm. Started praying for The Lord to wake me if I dozed off.). I just soaked for a bit; then dozed for maybe 1/2 hour. I woke up knowing what to do, what color to do my nails.

I started to share this but I believe that God told me to use this as a writing assignment. I'd posed the question to Him previously. Intimacy with God is the subject. How He cares about the smallest details of our lives! I know many don't get that! Awesome! I'm Bcc’ing this to myself to help me remember.”

intimacy
in·ti·ma·cy
[in-tuh-muh-see]
noun, plural in·ti·ma·cies.
1. the state of being intimate.
2. a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personalrelationship with another person or group.
3. a close association with or detailed knowledge or deepunderstanding of a place, subject, period of history, etc.: anintimacy with Japan.
4. an act or expression serving as a token of familiarity, affection,or the like: to allow the intimacy of using first names.
Synonyms
2. closeness, familiarity, warmth, affection.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2013.

THAT’S IT!
You can have it too. It says so in His word! It is for everyone! If you “draw near to Him, He will draw near to you”. He will give you whatever you need. Do you think this means just material/physical needs?

*Phil. 4:19: “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Of course not! Yes, we do have material/physical needs but we are spiritual, mental, and emotional beings, too. We have a spirit.


*Romans 8:16 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,”

*1 Corinthians 6:20 “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

*Luke 12: 23-25 “Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”

He is here for you. Cry out to Him. Ask Him to show you what life is really all about! You are the apple of His eye! He wants to care for you! He wants a relationship with you!

*Romans 8:5-8 “Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing. And God isn’t pleased at being ignored.

If you want to read more about this, please see some of my archives:

Writing at Beach - An Angel Visit

He Delivered Me From Depression

I'm Amazed - He's Better Than Drugs

*Mark 11:22-25 "Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive —only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.”"

GET IN THE WORD! GET IN PRAYER! HE LOVES YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN COMPREHEND….FIND OUT HOW MUCH!

Find out more of how much He loves you:



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