October 2017

CLOSER

Improving our relationship with the Almighty needs to be our highest priority. Although the distractions of life are many, this can be obtained by the power of the Holy Spirit. Giving Him our all is spiritual dynamite. No matter the setting, life is much better when God is near.

But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. (Psalm73:28)

Our feelings about the proximity of God can be flawed. When we are in a battle and situations seem to be progressing from bad to worse, it is natural to wonder what happened to God. Beloved, He is closer than our next heartbeat. Similarly, when we have slipped into sin, we can think that we have exhausted His incredible grace and mercy. Rather than trying to untangle twisted emotions, it is better to confess, repent, and commit.

Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way, say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear, your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer; and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wildernessa nd steams in the desert. (Isaiah 35:3-6)