1 Chronicles 16:10-11 (NKJV) Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
We are told in James 4:8 (NKJV) to “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” The Lord Jesus Christ comes to the door of your heart and He gently knocks on it. He will not pound on it or break it down. He simply stands there at the doorway to your heart and quietly knocks. He will not come any farther. Jesus knocks, and you have to let Him in. That is the only way He is going to get into your heart and life, my friend, you will have to open up the door to your heart. James tells us that a surefire way to resist temptation is to draw near to God. You won’t turn temptation into sin, if you are abiding in Christ. Because evil has nothing to do with God. Evil will not enter into your heart unless Christ is not there. You fall into sin when you get far away from God. When you are abiding in Christ and Christ abides in you, the safer you will be from the attacks of Satan. Our biggest problem with our Christian living is that we get too far from God. We need to maintain our life in God by drawing near to God through prayer and studying His Word, and submitting ourselves to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. We need to let Christ in our hearts by telling Him all that is on our hearts. As we open up to Jesus, we find that He will draw near to us. Sin cannot keep us away from God, if we turn to Christ for salvation. God will forgive us because He has reconciled us unto Himself with the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus redeemed us and reconciled us with God. All we have to do to be forgiven is confess our sins and repent of it, and turn to Christ. We have to open up the door to our hearts and let Jesus in. Then His blood will cleanse us and purify us. For Jesus bore our sins on the Cross over 2000 years ago. Jesus paid the penalty for our sins. Jesus paid it all with His precious blood. Our sins had left a crimson stain on our hearts and souls, and Jesus washed it white as snow with His precious blood on the Cross over 2000 years ago. And now Jesus clothes us in His righteousness by faith. All we must do for salvation is to come to Jesus and trust in Him as our Savior. God has promised “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Come to Jesus and live, my friend. And remain in a close relationship with Jesus by seeking Him and His strength. Seek His face continuously with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.