“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” -James 4:8
God wants to be near to us. If we take time to think about that, it should really blow our mind. Just stop for a moment and consider that the very One who spoke the universe into existence…the One who directs the stars in the sky, and holds all power in His hands…wants to call us friend. Isn’t that awesome!? The most powerful being in existence created YOU to be His child.
If you have children, then you know how wonderful it is when they come to you not just when they need something, but because they want to be with you. When they come to you like that, you’ll likely do anything you can just to spend time being with your kids.
In the same way, God loves us with perfect Fatherly love. And as such a Father, He is always there to help us in our times of need, to guide us and give us wisdom. But just as amazing is the fact that He really wants to spend time enjoying us as His children.
In the busyness of life, we can easily take these truths for granted. But we shouldn’t! There is reason to celebrate every day when we consider that such a mighty and Holy God cares for us. Our relationship with Him will deepen when we spend time throughout each day just enjoying His presence.
Draw near to God in the every day, and never lose the thrill of knowing that He loves being with you.