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“Come close to God, and he will come close to you.”  – James 4:8a (AMP)

Think about how many times you eat a meal or snack throughout the day,… how many times you have a glass of water or something to drink.  Just as God made our physical bodies to need continual nourishment throughout each day, He made our spirits to need continual nourishment too.  We would surely suffer the consequences if we only ate breakfast Sunday morning, then didn’t eat again until the following Sunday!  Do we think that we will not suffer spiritual consequences for only meeting with God on Sunday morning, and then not again until the next week?!

God desires our presence each and every day of our lives.  He desires us to draw near to Him, to meet with Him as often as possible throughout our day- whether it is in a church building, moving through the aisles of a grocery store, sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, or in a passing thought while navigating a problem at work.  There is NO condition to where or when we meet with God…He is always there waiting for us!  Waiting to see us move towards Him, waiting to listen to us, waiting to love on us, waiting to give us wisdom and strength!  But He will not force Himself on us. ~ God waits patiently for us to turn our eyes and our hearts to Him…then He showers us with blessings we can find nowhere else.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  – Matt 11:28-29 (NIV)

Did Jesus mean in His Words above for us to come to Him just once?, or once a week?, or once a day?  How often are we weary?  How often do we need God’s rest?  Is there a limit to the number of times we need God throughout the day?, a  limit to the number of times He desires to bless us?  Can you hear Him say, “The more, the better!”?  

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” – Isa 26:3 (NIV)

Kuwn is the Hebrew word for steadfast, meaning to be established, be stable, be secure, be enduring, or (Hithpolel) to be restored.  Keeping our minds steadfast on God means establishedly drawing near to Him for restoration throughout our day– trusting in His Peace and Provision each and every moment.

Lord God, prompt my heart to draw to You throughout my day! I need Your restoration, Lord- not just once or twice, at breakfast or lunch, not just on Sundays, but throughout my day, every day of the week, every day of my life.  Just as my body needs continual nourishment, my spirit needs nourishment too, Lord.  Come close to me as I come close to You- Your Promise.  Remind me of Your Unfailing Love.  In Jesus’s Name, Amen!

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