Are You Ignoring God?

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” – James 4:8

“We tend to put all our emphasis on the body with its pleasures and physical appetites. But the soul also has appetites. The soul longs for God. Down deep inside every person’s heart is a cry for something, but he doesn’t know quite what it is. Man is a worshiping creature. He instinctively knows that there is something out there somewhere, and he longs to know that something or someone. Your soul longs for vital contact with God. Your soul is valuable because it is eternal — it is forever.”

“God will bless us with His special presence when we draw near to Him. One reason that prayer often becomes an empty ritual instead of a rich spiritual experience is that we ignore God when we pray.The next time that you pray, try paying attention to God instead of rushing to your needs and the needs of others. Let Him know how much you appreciate His goodness. Reflect on the pleasure of knowing Him. Read a hymn of praise to God. Make a list of 10 things that God has done for you recently and thank Him for each one. You will be surprised at how talking with God about God draws you near to Him. You will also be delighted with how He draws near to you.