I was in a meeting the other day that was taking place in a large conference room. Someone stepped forward to speak and they had a power point presentation that went along with their subject. Each slide had a lot of things going on, so in order to be able to see all that was going on and to hear all that was being said, I moved closer to the front of the room. I knew that if I was not closer physically, I would miss out.
I find that the same principle applies in a spiritual sense. I know that there are a lot of things that the Lord is doing in this world, there are a lot of things He has to say. So that I don’t miss out on all that He is doing and saying, I know I need to place myself close to Him. For me, staying close to God happens best when I stay in His Word, in His Worship and in His Work. The Bible tells us in the Gospel of John chapter one, “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God…and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” If I want to stay close to God, I need to stay in His Word. I also need to be involved in Worship. We are told in Psalm 22:3 that God inhabits the praises of His people. Our praise of the Lord elevates us and brings us into His Presence. And last, but not least, we stay close to the Lord through His Work. In Matthew 25 Jesus spoke of acts of service in His Name such as providing food to the hungry, drinks to the thirsty, clothes for the less fortunate and visiting those in prison. And our Lord said in verse 40, “In as much as you have done these things to the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto Me.”
I pray that you will have a blessed week. I pray that you will draw close to God and that you will not miss out on all that He is doing and wanting to say to you. I trust that will happen as you make time this week to stay in His Word, in His Worship and in His Work.