Friday, August 24, 2018

Nearness to God

Indeed, those who are far from you will perish; you put an end to those who are false to you.
But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, to tell of all your works.  
▻  Ps 73:27-28
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Fewer and fewer people in the world express faith in God. Even fewer express that faith in a way that estranges them from earthly power and material wealth. Churches that preach not just faith, but humble faith, are few and most often small in membership. And yet, for those of us who profess such a faith, we know what nearness to God means to us. It is enough in this life to experience it and to fearlessly preach the gospel of the One who wandered the earth without a roof over his head, with no possessions save the clothes he wore, and he did not fear what the powerful could do to his body, for his soul belonged to God.

Keep me true to your word, Lord, and keep me close by your side. It is a lot to ask, but I ask for nothing beside. In Jesus' Name, who taught me to pray...