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Draw Near to the Lord

The book of James gives us a short course in how to defeat Satan. It says that in relation to Satan, we are to be like the kind of magnet that repels another magnet. “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). More to our point here, James says that in relation to God, we are to be like the kind of magnet that attracts Him. “Come near to God and he will come near to you” (verse 8). The Lord is always there, right next to us, waiting for us to draw near to Him so that He can respond in just the same way.

Oh, I beg you, my friend, draw near to the Lover of your soul. He so wants you to know Him as intimately as He already knows you. Hear His voice calling out to you, “Come, My child. Come close to Me. I will protect you. I will preserve you through every danger. With Me, you need fear no more but only delight in My presence, where you have always been meant to be.”

Excerpted from Giant Killers by Dennis Jernigan

Daily Reflection: Do you believe that God is always with you, even when it seems He’s not?

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