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Monday, July 20, 2020

Come Close and Ask


What is your urgency? What pulls you away from intimacy with God? Things you have to do? Places you have to be? “Call to me,” He says, “and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3, NIV).


This verse in Jeremiah reveals an astounding promise. If you appeal to God in prayer, He answers you with remarkable things He wishes to share with you. When you rush into each day without spending intimate time in His presence, you miss His heart and lack understanding of the truth in His Word. “Ask me,” He says, “and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come” (Jeremiah 33:3, NLT).


When you continually draw close to Him, you realize how near He has always been to you. Your Father has His truth to reveal to you. He constantly shares His heart, but when you are too busy worrying or fixing or doing, you are to consumed with yourself to hear.


Your Father is the omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient God. He is all-powerful and persistent—ever-present and pervasive— all-knowing and wise. He is the creator of the universe and you. When you come to Him, you approach your Father, who knows you better than you know yourself—who forgives you and loves you thoroughly without hesitation. He gives himself to you because you are precious to Him. You come to your Father, who is everywhere at the same time, and, yet, He is always there for you.


God answers you with vast things you do not know—with boundless truths that change your life. You receive from His abundant grace. Some things take your breath away. Others you may not understand just yet, but you believe by faith. You trust your Father because you experience the depth of His grace and love for you. You have peace in what He shows you, and you rest in His presence because you believe Him. You never struggle with anything He reveals because you believe He only has the best for you. His inner peace fills you, and His joy sustains you.


Is this your relationship with Him? When you surrender your worrisome thoughts—your pre-conceived notions—your control—your feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness and draw close to Him,  you realize just how priceless you are to Him. Everything in you believes you are His love, and you have a hunger to be in His presence and hear His heart.


God is always close to you. Do you know it? Do you sense the tug of the Holy Spirit desiring you to acknowledge Him? Come close to Him. Ask Him the questions on your heart. He answers you with His truth and things you have not known. And when you have received them, they have the power to transform your life.


©2020 Lynn Lacher


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