Draw Near to God, and He Will Draw Near to You

James 4:8

10/22/2016

What if you ONLY receive back from God -- on the level you GIVE to Him?

What is our willing whole-hearted contribution to His Purposes, in love and passion and pursuit?

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8

Truly, it ought to be us pursuing Him -- ALL us. HE is the king, after all. HE has the goods. Why would He pursue us at all? Are we worth it?

And yet, He does show us passion and love -- and gift and protect us, from ourselves and from our enemy’s hatred.

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8

Is it “too much,” REALLY too hard? Is that beyond us? Are we really too weak to show Him love, pursue Him, honor Him, do things for Him, get up and show Him acts of crazy kindness and creativity?

The prison is in our minds and self-will, not in reality. It’s just another debunked lie from the devil who wants to mess up our lives and our destiny for JESUS.

Soooo... What if God will only “match our intensity” for better OR worse -- of love and attention for Him? What if HE gets up and draws near AS we do, and no more?

Would we really just yawn, assume, whine, and give “a dead dog” as our effort and gift?

Consider the book of Malachi.

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8

What makes LIFE happen? The very BEST of our strength, losing ourselves in the PURSUIT, giving compliments to our king (worth-ship) -- our absolute loyalty, faithfulness, and creativity -- that’s what makes Life Happen!

Less than that? Then, we’ll never know what He Intends.

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8

But, He does not force Himself on those who don’t care. Look back on history, and you’ll see decades and centuries of mediocrity -- that weren’t His plan. He only “matched intensity.”

Can we intentionally bring it up a notch or ten?! :)

 

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