How close to God are you ?


“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

‭‭James‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“The Practice of the Presence of God” by Brother Lawrence, a seventeenth-century Carmelite monk. 
It was this man’s goal to do nothing out of selfishness, but to do everything out of love for God, whether working the soil or studying God’s Word. 

For him that meant realizing he was always in God’s presence and living every moment in that realization. 

His simple but profound teaching was “to form a habit of conversing with God continually, and referring all we do to Him.”

His presence defines us, sets us apart, strengthens us, penetrates our very being, gives direction to our pursuits, fuels our passions and brings joy and strength as we draw near.

Practicals:

1. Write down short prayers you can pray throughout the day. 

2. Set alarm on ur phone just to stop during the day and meditate on God.

3. “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – ‭‭1 Thes‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Think about how I can be thankful in the circumstance that I am in?

4. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – ‭‭James‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Openess breeds connection and healing. God can work through that persons prayer

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