Monday, January 2, 2012

Draw Near

Sitting at my computer this morning my heart keeps going back to one thing.

Draw near to GOD and HE will draw near to you.

Really...if we do that everything will be good in our lives. No...we won't get everything we want. GOD won't answer all of our prayers as quickly as we want HIM to and sometimes not the way we want HIM to. But, the truth is...we will be okay with that. In HIS WORD it says this;

Psalm 30:5b

Weeping may endure for a night,
         But joy comes in the morning.

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withers, the flower fades,
      But the word of our God stands forever.”

The WORD...GOD'S WORD...that's what we stand on. Not what circumstance's make things look like. Not what man tells us. Not the thoughts that the devil puts in our minds. NO...what GOD'S word tells us.

I have a new puppy. He depends on me for everything. In short...I have become his new mommy. When we are Christians who do we depend on? The LORD. HE is our Daddy and we should be depending on HIM...HIS WORD and what HE says in it...for everything. HE is our strength, our strong tower. As the righteous we run to HIM and we are safe. HE will never leave us or forsake us. HE is our beacon in the night. HE is the calming voice in our storms. HE is our light in the middle of the night when we wake up and feel the "darkness" of our circumstances. HE is everything we need exactly when we need it. HE is our all and all.

2 Corinthians 12:9a

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
      The righteous run to it and are safe.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
         Whom shall I fear?
         The LORD is the strength of my life;
         Of whom shall I be afraid?

HE loves us more than we can ever imagine. If we want to feel HIS love more we just need to press into HIM. Draw near to HIM. Writing this right now I feel that I can't stress enough how important it is to press into HIM. Let the Lord wrap HIS arms around us and draw us close to HIM. We will never be the same again once we let HIM hold us close.

For me, I don't want to live one more moment on the edge of the Love of JESUS. I want to be, need to be, right in the middle of HIS Love. With HIS arms wrapped around me holding me tight. 

James 4:8a

Draw near to GOD and HE will draw near to you.


Kandi said...


Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I love what you wrote about drawing near to God and He will draw near to you and we will be ok with not getting everything we want.

Too many people reduce Jesus to Sunday morning chruch and completely miss out on feeling His unfathomable love holding us tight.

Blessing to you Chelle.

Never Forsaken said...

This is one of my very favorite scriptures! Congrats on the new puppy Chelle..(pictures?)

~God Bless~

Lisa said...

I don't want to be on the edge of His love, I want to be right in the middle - me too! What a great way to begin this new year, wrapped up in the Arms of Love.

Many blessings, Chelle!

Jedidja said...

Beautiful Bible texts, chelle. I am very curious about the puppy.

Lieve groet: Jedidja.

Ken said...

Hi Chelle,
I love what you wrote here and the passages of Scripture you chose to share with us. There is no better place to be than in the middle of God's love.
God bless,