Drawing Near to God

“Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.” Heb 11:6, HCSB

Draw-Near-to-God 1As children of the “Most High” God, our lives are meant to be a supernatural journey, one in which we “walk by faith and not by sight.”  The Holy Spirit is our guide as the journey of life unfolds before us and we overcome life’s struggles. The supernatural is to be part-and-parcel of all we experience. The spiritual truths of the kingdom of God—supernatural realities—are opened to us. And that is how God intended it to be, for heaven’s reality to come and reign in this earth through us, his children.

Call unto Me and I will show you great and mighty things which you don’t know” the Lord has beckoned. That is a promise and a challenge which, if we receive it, will cause us to move upward in the high calling of Christ—from one glory to the next as God has purposed.

Our heavenly Father wants us to be “faith children” at all times— relying and depending on him and his Word. And as we grow closer to him and get to know him better we find that He is everything the Scriptures have told us He is, but even more so!

Nearly every born-again believer knows the Scripture, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. That beloved verse brings to us a marvellous truth. But the “word of God” that builds and strengthens our faith should be heard not only from the mouths of those who preach, prophesy and teach, but also directly from God himself!

Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice.” Friend, are you a follower of Jesus Christ? If so, then you are one of his “sheep!” And since He is your Great Shepherd, then you must simply accept what He said: you hear his voice. He didn’t hedge his statement by adding a condition or the word “might” to it, as in, “My sheep might hear my voice.” No, He was quite clear: “My sheep hear my voice.” Do not doubt it—and especially do not dispute it. Since Jesus said it, it is so!

You may not have thought much about it, but one of the most important differences between you, as a child of God, and those on the outside of his family, is that you have the ability to hear his voice. And that is awesome!

Think about it.

And as you do, here are just a few questions that you might also ponder:

When you commune with the Lord, do you do all of the talking or do you listen to him as well? In other words, is your prayer time one of mutual sharing?

How frequently do you hear the voice of God?draw-near-to-god-james

Do you want to grow in your ability to hear from him?


Until the next time, walk in the Spirit… and be a blessing!

Dr. Peter