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Aug 06, 2022 08:00am
Which One of You Moved?
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Have you ever felt far from God? Almost like when you pray He’s so far away there’s no possible way He hears? Or when you worship it just feels different? Like God is detached – far off – distant? I’m sure we’ve all probably felt this way at some time or another at different times in our relationship with God. And we start to wonder, ”Why did God wander away from me?” There’s where we’re wrong – He never moved.
It’s been said that if we find ourselves distant from God, it’s not His fault – we’re the ones who moved. And that is true. His Word is very clear about the fact that He’s promised to “never leave us or forsake us,” that He’s the “same yesterday, today, and forever,” and that He’s that “friend that sticks closer than a brother.” So how in the world can we feel distant from Him? That’s simple: our choices.
Because of our daily choices we can either draw near to Him or push Him further away. It’s the same with any relationship. Husbands and wives can grow closer by the day or let their marriage fall apart. Friends can get stronger or weaker. Co-workers can build tighter bonds or slowly begin to work against each other. The difference is that in our relationship with God we’re given this guarantee by James: “Draw near to God, and He’ll draw near to you.” So there’s yet another promise that God will always keep: If we initiate closeness with Him, He’ll always, without fail, move closer to us. That’s good stuff.
So today, would you take a moment to evaluate your relationship with God? If you’re distant, don’t blame Him. He’s already done everything necessary to be close to you. He sent His Son Jesus to remove the sin barrier that existed between Him and you. And He’s promised to never, ever, ever, ever walk away from you once you’re His. So if you feel far off, a long way away, like God’s distant . . . when and where did you move? Because the truth is, He’s where He’s been in the same place all along.

That’s just a thought, and I welcome yours.
Until next time,
Blake

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