Friday, October 26, 2007
In one of our Bible studies we are reading The Purpose Driven Life again. One sentence from the book that really impacted me was "You are as close to God as you choose to be." How true - so many of us say that we want to know God more, we want to know what the Bible says, we want to hear from God, we want to know our purpose in life, but do we want it enough to do something about it? Or do we just want it all to come easy? Do you want it enough to make sacrifices in your life to get it? Do you want it enough to get up early or stay up late? Do you want it enough to do things that you don't necessarily want to do in your spare time? In order to become closer to God each day, you must be intentionally seeking Him. Study the Bible, pray small, one word or one sentence prayers throughout your day, spend quiet time praying and listening to God, look for ways that God is working in your life, look for ways that you can help others, focus on positives in your life that God has blessed you with. Intimate friendship with God is a choice, not an accident.