There is No One Closer


“What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?” (Deuteronomy 4:7) (NIV)

 

             I don’t know where you find yourself as you read these words; you may be in a season where you feel so close to God that you are able to sense His heartbeat. Good for you; good for you, indeed! However, you may be one who has not sensed His sweet presence in a while; and not only that, but you are going through a great deal of hardship. Some of your hardship is the result of demonic attacks, some are just normal issues of life and yet some others are the direct testing of the Lord. You find yourself in a spiritual and emotional desert that is keeping you dry and with a sense of abandonment. God is as close to you as your prayer life!

            Many of us know, by own experiences, that when we are faced with tribulations, the first thing that we throw out the window is prayer. However, this verse challenges us with an amazing question: “What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?” It is not an accident that you are reading these words today…God is waiting; He is so close that you don’t even have to yell; you can whisper and He can hear…He is so close that He can actually listen to your heart. Beloved, there is no one closer!

One thought on “There is No One Closer

  1. We know that there is no one closer than our Lord our God, but we also know that ours is not an age of listening well. We crave a few words here and there—a post on our face book wall now and then—a summary rather than “the whole thing.” We do not listen well. We prefer to “cut to the chase” rather than “listen to our hearts.” There are people who have spent their lifetime meditating on the God’s Word, finding it to be a doorway to ongoing discovery. We cannot! So, we will pray for grace to do a very counter-cultural thing: to “listen carefully”—not only to our heart, but to God who speaks to us whenever we pray, and through every moment of every life.

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