Nearer God, Still Nearer

Near the edge
Psalm 73:28  But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, to tell of all your works.

Abide in me.

Remain in me.

Come to me.

I hear Jesus call.  I hear him urge me to rest.

I have spent this week frustrated- wondering HOW?

How God?

And I felt as though He said to me today, be near me.

Acknowledge me.  Pray to me- in all things, at all times.

Say thank you- all day long.

When a friend is talking to you, asking for prayer- pray right then- lift your voice to me in prayer.

Depend on me– that means- seek me through prayer.

Pray with your kids, pray with your husband, pray, pray, pray.  Pray in your spirit.

Because prayer is conversation with me.  Acknowledging that I am Lord of your life.

It humbles you– reminds you of who you are and who I am.

I feel so aware of my sin these days.  I see how selfish I am- how I try to control and manage things- how I seek others advice after God has already given me an answer.

Why do I hesitate to simply pray?

I can only change by submitting myself to God.  Daily acknowledging my need.  Seeing the reality of my sin as well as the truth that I am washed clean.  I am reconciled- now I need to live in the light of His countenance.

I cannot receive help if I am not walking with Him.  If he is not near, how can he reach out with His hand to catch me- to uphold me and keep me from falling headlong?

So I pray, and I hope today- Nearer God, Come Still Nearer

Lord, I want to be near to you.  I am daily seeking you- hungry for you.  May I seek you in all things this day- pray with each person I see- acknowledge your Lordship over all. In humility, not caring what people think of me, nor seeking their approval- but seeking only your approval-to live a life of obedience.  May I simply love and claim Your Name everywhere I go.  May your Name be always on my lips.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

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2 Responses to Nearer God, Still Nearer

  1. Emily Cook says:

    Prayer through the day, (on my better days), is like a squeezing of His hand through each little thing- a steadying of myself and reminding myself of who He is.

    He is our refuge, strength, and helper.
    He is God with us.

    Grace upon grace.

    • Rachel says:

      I love that Emily- thinking of it as gently squeezing his hand. :) G for the GG has been such a blessing on this portion of the journey. So glad to be reading with you.

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