May 30, 2019 – James 4:8-9

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. James 4:8-9.

Come closer to our Lord God.  Each day find a new way to praise and worship Him.  See each day’s happenings, sorrows and joys, through a lens of adoration and love for our Lord God.

Expectantly awaiting each day for more understanding of how our Lord cares for us, bringing kernels of joy and blessings each day.  The sparrows swarm at the bird feeder expectantly searching for food. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.  Matthew 10:31.

God waits for us to draw close to Him in our need.  Humbleness of Heart   filled with awe and wonder of His Greatness and Majesty is a beginning. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. Matthew 5:5.  

God loves us and desires for us to be His Friends and His Children. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.  Matthew 5:9.  

Draw near – through adoration, praise, prayer, and seeing life through His eyes.  Draw near through hungering and thirsty for His Righteousness.  Draw near through helping others and living His Way.

Draw near, understanding the hard days come when God is teaching us how to love. For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one He accepts as His child.  Hebrews 12:6.

What is beauty?  Beauty comes from within. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.  I Peter 3:4.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you. James 4:10.