“Draw near to God and he will draw near to you….” – James 4:8
The command we are given in this passage is to draw near to God. The reason and the main goal for writing this devotional is that we get near to God, that we have fellowship with Him and that we not settle for a Christian life at a safe distance from God until we need Him.
Let me share a fundamental truth that I want you to pause and think about for a few minutes: When we draw near to God, we will find Him every time.
This drawing near is not a physical act. It’s not reflecting on your achievements or what you have done right in your life. It’s not something that automatically happens when you attend a Northstar service each week or by being faithful to your Northstar Group. It is an act of the heart. This is the center of the gospel, that God sent His Son to suffer and to die so that through Him we might draw near. It’s all so that we might draw near.
Hebrews 7:25 – “He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 11:6 – “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who draws near to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”