“Close” Calls!

Psalm 66:17 “I cried out to HIM with my mouth; HIS praise was on my tongue!”

“Close” Calls!

The closest one feels to their CREATOR is at those junctions where HE intercedes.

Where failed are steps which Flesh has authored. Then! Glory to GOD, HE moves with HIS grace!

Saving the broken and humbly contrite, thus, by HIS measure, some stay…and some go.

So choose just HIS will and none of our own…found bound in GOD’s WORD closest growing with CHRIST!

As HIServant studying, reviewing, submitting and learning to walk closer with HIM every day,

Whitney

Devotional: James 4:8 “Draw near to GOD, and HE will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

What a stirring reminder to myself that always drawing closer to GOD requires distancing ourselves…from ourselves. 

Easier said than done since we can’t separate from this fleshly vessel till HE calls or comes back.

Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

So! What we CAN do is not rely on human logic, feelings or personal intuition. The WORD of GOD IS…THE WORD of GOD.

HE never changes and HE calls us to a narrow path. It isn’t wide, easy, compromised or cheap. 

It costs and HIS expectation is that we’ll give HIM everything without delay or partiality. 

Think of Ananias and Sapphira. They said they gave all but held back for themselves. What was the cost then? Their lives.

So my encouragement is to all and self directed too. Exhibit the Nine! 

That’s a phrase Sherry actually came up with which reminds each of us to exhibit the nine good fruits of the SPIRIT. 

By doing that, by following in the page-by-page footsteps of HIS WORD…then yes! 

With each of HIS calls and with every one of our surrendered steps towards HIM, we SHALL indeed draw closest to CHRIST!

Amen and amen!

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