|Photo courtesy of Google image|
As some of you may know, I’ve just taken a bit of a vacation from my normal routine. But changing my normal routine caused me to change my daily devotional time, and it was sometimes haphazard. As I embraced more carefree activities, I neglected to spend as much time in Bible study. I began to feel like I was neglecting God. I certainly didn’t intend to do that.
There is a powerful draw of the world, the flesh, and the devil (See 1 John 2:16) even when we vacation.
But God has made it so easy for us as His children to close the gap between ourselves and Him.
Thus declares the LORD of hosts: Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you. Zechariah 1:3 b ESV
The apostle James tells us “Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you.” (James 4:8)
He will draw close. He who is full of mercy and lovingkindness WILL draw close.
If we drift from God, He is happy to renew fellowship and a loving relationship with us. He waits for our response to Him, and when we draw nearer to Him, He quickly closes that gap between us and Himself.
When we commit ourselves to pursue God, He will be found. (See Jeremiah 29:14)
His presence can be powerfully real, and by the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we can have a vibrant fulfilling relationship with our God.
|I took this picture while on vacation in Quebec City in 2011.|