《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” (Jas 4:8)
Meditation one: Why is it very important for Christians to be “near to God”? That is because it is God’s command and God’s promise. When we come near to God, He promises that He “will” come near to us. How can a sinful person come near to the holy God? First, repent before God, ask God to create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me (Psa 51:10), so that the relationship with God is approved by God in His light.
Meditation two: How to maintain a close relationship with God? You have to spend time each day to ne near to God! We all know that the more you come near to something, the more you are influenced by it. If Christians often read the Bible and pray, and have a close spiritual relationship with the members of the body of the Lord, they will be able to stay away from the secular affairs, refuse seduction, and resist the devil. On the contrary, if a Christian reads less Bible, neglects assembling together, and has a cold relationship with the members of the body of the Lord, it is then easy to get lost and be devoured by the devil (1Pe 5:8).
Prayer: God heavenly Father, thank You for giving me the opportunity to be near to You. As long as I turn to You, You always open Your arms to receive me. Give me a sensitive heart, so that I can set my mind on You and follow Your will. I also ask the Holy Spirit to remind me at all times, so, through the fellowship with You, my spiritual life can grow day by day, and my love to You will grow deeper and deeper. I pray in the precious name of Jesus. Amen!