31 May 2012

Draw Near

Richard Sibbes
    But for me it is good to be near God;
        I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
        that I may tell of all your works.
(Psalm 73:28 ESV)

Labour to be near him. God is near to all that call upon him. There is not a minute in all of our life but we must either be near to God or we will be undone. We must grow in our understanding and fill our thoughts with him. The soul is never at rest till it rests in him. The soul grows in the Spirit and finds sweet communion. Our affections mount up  in prayer as in a fiery chariot to hear him speak to us, seeking comfort in our distresses. Draw near to him in praise. This is the daily work of the angels and saints in heaven. Let us lift up our hearts with joy inexpressible (1 Peter 1:8). (From Voices from the Past, edited by Richard Rushing, Banner of truth, page 60.)

Where was your heart, mind and thoughts today? Did you draw near?

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