Day 12 (6 March, 2020) – Developing your friendship with God

1) Proverbs 3:32b (NLT); 2) James 4:8a (NLT)

1) …he offers his friendship to the godly. 2) Come close to God, and God will come close to you.

I desperately want to be loved! There we go, I’ve said it! But it is a need I believe every single one of us can relate to. This is a need that can drive me to the worst behaviours – attention-seeking, self-absorption, manipulation… the list goes on. The truth is, me being loved is very difficult to control because I cannot control the way others respond to me. And when I try to control the way others respond to me, I end up driving others away.

That is why James 4:8 contains one of the greatest securities imaginable.

“Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you.”

I never have to fear God’s response to me, he deeply loves me and I am as close to God as I want to be. I do not need to manipulate him, or be someone other than I am. There is one thing required to be close to God – to want to be close to God!

Dear Lord, I can chase love all over the world, but there is one love that will satisfy me… and I have as much of it as I want to have. Teach my heart not to wander but to earnestly draw near to you. You never disappoint.’

Written by Andrew Mellor

5 replies
  1. Sam S says:

    Confidence in that guarantee – “one of the greatest securities imaginable… Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you.” We gotta hold on to these, 100!

  2. Laura says:

    “I am as close to God as I want to be.”
    Such a simple, but extremely profound truth.
    Thanks Andrew!

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