“Draw near to God & He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, & purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
James 4:8 ESV
There are times when we pray & we feel like God isn’t answering or we feel like God isn’t apart of our lives, but we leave out the part about how we treat God like an old book that can be picked up & put to use when we feel like it. So many of us forget that God’s whole being in our lives is a relationship! & what do we do in relationships? We get to know one another. When we’re really interested, we stay in contact, sometimes all day, everyday. We wanna hear from them first thing in the morning. (If we don’t get that good morning text, we’re in our feelings!) throughout the day, we wanna check in (so how’s your day going?) we stay up all night on the phone, blushing & sharing childhood memories. We also go on dates. Set aside a time where you spend time with God & Him only! So yeah, think about God as if you’re dating Him! 😊 Want to know more about who He is? Read His Word. Wanna get closer to Him? Spend time in prayer, just talking to Him throughout the day. (Draw near) you wouldn’t want to be in a relationship with someone whom you only hear from when they need something! That’s one sided! Don’t you like compliments? Give God some praise! How do you expect to receive when you haven’t given anything? What about trust? You’re praying & asking God for this & that, but can He trust you with it? Are you even ready for what you’re asking of? Have you purified your heart & turned away from sin? You shouldn’t expect someone to supply your needs so quickly when you’ve betrayed their trust & shown no action towards moving in a better direction. What kind of relationship do you want? If one at all; It’s up to you! You can go to God with with all of your fears, concerns, & mistakes, & watch, He’ll come back with faith, clarity, & a message to back up everything He says He is! You can’t treat God like a side piece & expect to have a relationship that’ll withstand hard times. What is your foundation built on? Is it solid? Can you go to God about anything & you’ll receive? Salvation is free & a relationship with God is effortless once you genuinely want to make Him apart of your life! Stay connected to the source & you won’t have to worry about how the light went out.
Extras: Pray Psalm 51 relentlessly! Begin to go to God in prayer about having a better relationship with Him. Ask God to search your heart & just be honest with Him about where you are & where you want to be. Your faithful relationship with Him will take you there! Be consistent, no matter what!