Drawing Near


My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
– Psalms 27:8 (NLT)

Reading this verse touched my heart greatly. It revealed to me how much our heavenly Father, the creator of the heavens and earth, alpha and omega, loves us and wants to simply have a conversation with us. Wow! Such an honour…

Many times, when God calls, we say, hold on God, I’m busy or we say, maybe later God! But if we were to get a call from our bosses at work or an important client, we would pick up immediately. This should never be the case! God is far greater and more important than any calls or person. I believe that we should always put God first before any one or thing. I remember once that Pastor Yonggi Cho, pastor of the largest church in the world and of all history, with over 800,000 members, say that the busier he is, the more he cannot afford to not spend time with God. Also, in the bible, it says that whatever we give to God, He will multiply it. When we give our tithes and offerings, God is faithful and will multiply and bless us financially, likewise when we give God our time, He will bless and multiply it. God’s multiplication of time would not be an increment of hours we have in a day but in our efficiency on how our time is spent. Above all else, not just what God can do for us but it is simply us spending intimate time with our Father in heaven! Christianity is a relationship, and for it to grow, time has to be spent with our Father.

My prayer to God today and everyday of my life is that He will give me such a desire for Him that I will run to Him right away when He says, “Come.” That He may help me to be willing to lay aside my busy schedule and to come into His presence just to talk and be with Him. Also I pray that my ears will be tuned to His voice, and make my heart sensitive to His nudgings all the days of my life.

Draw near to our God today! He is always longing and seeking people that would be willing to worship and spend time with Him!