The Practice of the Presence of God

Remember what I advised you to do: Think about God as often as you can, day and night, in everything you do. He is always with you. Just as you would be rude if you deserted a friend who was visiting you, why would you be disrespectful of God by abandoning His presence?

Do not forget Him! Think of Him often. Adore Him ceaselessly. Live and die with Him. That is the real business of Christians. -Brother Lawrence

References:

Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

Drawing Close to God

Close to God James 4:8

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Every person on the planet is precisely as close to God as he or she wants to be. Have you ever thought about that?

James 4:8 says if you draw near to God, He will draw near to you.

That truth compels you, and I, and every one of us to ask ourselves,

“What am I doing to draw near to God?”

He’s waiting for you, you know. He’s watching. He’s watching for when you begin to move toward Him. While you’re still a long way off, He’ll see you, and be filled with compassion for you; He’ll run to you, and throw His arms around you. (Luke 15:11-32)

Get up and go to Him.