“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him”.(I John 2:3-4 NKJV)
How can we draw near to God? James gives us five ways to pursue an intimate relationship with God.1- Submit to God (4:7). 2- Resist the devil (4:7).3- Cleanse your hands… and purify your hearts (4:8).4- Be miserable and mourn and weep in sincere sorrow for your sins (4:9). 5- Humble yourself in the presence of the Lord and He will lift you up ( 4:10;1 Peter 5:6). The concept of drawing near to God was associated originally with the Leviticus Priest ( Exodus 19:22; Ezekiel 44:13; Leviticus 10:3), but eventually came to describe anyone’s approach to God ( Psalm 73:28; Isaiah 29:13; Hebrews 4:16;7:19;10:22).
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”.(Hebrews 11:6 NKJV).
How to Keep Our Relationship with the Lord Supernaturally Powerful at all Times.
+Be consistent in these things:
1 Matt 22:36-40 Love the Lord with all you Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength.
2 Proverb 3:5
Trust in the LORD with ALL your heart; and NEVER lean to own understanding.
3 Psalm 27:1 Know that the Lord is the STRENGTH of your life, Eph. 6:10 Be STRONG in Him, and do ALL things through Christ Who STRENGTHENS you, Phil. 4:13.
4 Do ALL with the Mind of Christ, 1 Cor 2:16, and do ALL with His Wisdom 1 Cor 1:30.
5 Bear GOOD FRUITS for the Glory is God John 15:8, and do ALL for His Glory, 1 Cor 10:31.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!