How can we draw near to God?

You will begin drawing near to Him after you realize that He is totally pleased with you. Once you realize that you are a completely forgiven person.  You will draw near to Him because He is your Savior, and your friend, and your life.

“Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10:22)

Believers in Jesus Christ:  God has no expectations of you.  He has already done all of the work Himself; there is nothing left to do; He is not only the Lord of the Sabbath, He is the fulfillment of the Sabbath:  He is the Sabbath Day rest.

You have believed in the gospel, you have been born again of the Spirit, you have been made into a new creation in Christ… now rest!  Rest in Jesus the Sabbath; rest and relax in the Promised Land of peace.

Draw near to God knowing that He does not hold your sins against you.  He really is “love.”  We all know that 1 John says that “God is love.”  Draw near to Him who is love, and you will find that ‘He’ is what has been missing from your life.  And He is not second-best.

He is not “the consolation prize,” as Aaron Budjen says.

Aaron has a radio teaching ministry, and a website from which you can download all of his broadcasts for free.  Scroll down to the bottom section of his radio archive page to find his excellent series on the book of Hebrews.

His teaching will help you to grasp the complete forgiveness of sins that is yours in Christ.  You must grasp this basic, fundamental issue of your relationship with Jesus Christ in order to grow in grace and in the knowledge of your Lord.

And as you grow in grace and in the knowledge of your Lord Jesus Christ, you will draw near to Him.

God eagerly desires your fellowship and your friendship.  And what an amazing thing to look up at the sky and the mountains, to “consider the lilies and how they grow”, and to realize that the God who created all things, the everlasting God of the universe, is the One who dwells inside of you because of your faith in His gospel.

Draw near to Him today — your Creator, your God, and your friend.

August 17, 2016

2 thoughts on “How can we draw near to God?

  1. cleanmo2016

    Wonderful words, … beautiful words. My problem lies with recognizing His presence.
    I’ve been battling sickness these last several months, the worst I’ve ever experienced. It’s been a real struggle to find His comfort and peace. Pain hurts, and it’s debilitating. Eventually sickness leads to death. If not this occurrence, then another. The body will forever be enslaved to this curse. Oh how I wish it wasn’t so. I pray to find His peace that passes all understanding, and that will last. It must be simpler than I attempt. He says we will never be subjected to more than we can handle. My faith is uncertain about that. So much sickness in the world. May His relief come quickly. Not a moment to soon.


    1. momforfreedom

      Yes, so much sickness in the world! You are wise to remember that it all eventually leads to death, which is the end of being in this cursed and fallen world. But, still, dealing with physical pain is so difficult. I sympathize with your struggle, am so sorry for your current sickness, and pray with you that you will find HIs peace that passes all understanding. It’s hard to focus on His love and acceptance for us when it seems we have more than we can handle. It’s okay to feel that way. I like to look for something to be thankful for – anything! We don’t have to be thankful “for” the circumstances we are in, but we can find ourselves being thankful in the “midst” of our circumstances.

      Thank you for sharing. You are loved deeply by your God.

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