Staying Close to God
“Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The Lord is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.” 2 Chronicles 15:2 (ESV)
Don’t get into a crises and wonder why God seems absent when you’ve spent years running from Him. God operates by the principle of love not force, and He will not impose His righteousness upon you when you have been sticking your wickedness in His eye. Salvation is a gift and a gift that is not received through the free will of a willing heart is forced, and that is foreign to God’s character.
Let’s pray today that we may have a willing humble heart to stay close to God in good and tough times.