Sunday, March 13, 2016

"The Heart Of The Almighty"

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:7-8

Every time I think about drawing near to the Almighty I think of Genesis 3:8-9
   And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and His wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?"

From the very beginning it was the heart of the Almighty that we would spend time in His presence! So much so that He would come every day to walk with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. The thing is ... it's still His heart. He still shows up, calling out to us to come and spend time Him. He still longs for us to seek His face. The problem is, we, like Adam spend to much time 'hiding in the trees' or in the weeds as it were. We know He is there waiting, calling out to us and instead of drawing near we all to often run away. WHY? The answer is simple and can be found in our first verse. "... we don't submit to the Almighty and or resist the devil. Which to be perfectly honest can be done rather easily if ???  We draw near to God and He draws near to us!!!

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