“Come close to God, and God will come close to you…”
(James 4:8 NLT)

My husband recently spoke on prayer. He gave us a challenge to pray. To pray more and more effectively by using Biblical examples. He used Daniel and the children of Israel in bondage.


I have thought about prayer more since he challenged me to pray more and; pray more effectively. The upstart thought that comes to my mind is that I must come close to God for Him to come close to me. Now, how does one suppose I do this? I would like some ideas on how to come close to God.

We are instructed in God’s Word, “seek Him with your whole heart, and you will find Him.” I believe He will speak to my heart by reading and studying the Word of God with my whole being. Also, as I pray, and pray more effectively. And, as I meditate on Him as the Psalmist demonstrates for us I will come closer to Him.

I think we may have covered this scripture at other times on this blog. But, it just seems so fresh in my mind at this season of life as so many of us are seeking for directives for our lives in a new, personal and fresh way. Change has taken place all around us. ‘Star Wars’ has exploded in front of our very own eyes. How do we as Christian’s respond to the changes in culture, society, and church?

I believe the answers will come from God when I come close enough to Him to hear, see and believe Him! The scripture in its fullness. “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

I am a seeker in this. Therefore, I seek any help from God’s Word as a directive that you might have tried and proven to be of value to you personally!

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