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Time with God - May 21, 2009

Thursday 21st May

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore He [Jesus] is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

God intends for you to get close to Him!

Look at how the writer of the book of Hebrews describes those who are saved. He calls them “those who draw near to God through [Christ]”. This is the miracle of life in Christ! Before Jesus became a part of your life you were far away from God, even if you were a religious person. We can’t draw near through what we do; God wants us to draw near through what His Son has done for us. Jesus’ death on the cross was like a bridge enabling you to come close to God, to be acceptable to Him.

Now the awesome potential of a close relationship with God is yours. God wants you to “draw near to Him”, to make Him your deepest desire. Jesus died for you to bring you close to God. What are you doing with that opportunity? Are you putting God first in your life?

If there is even a glimmer of desire in your heart to pursue God, you must fan that spark until it grows into a flame. There is nothing sadder than a heart that is ignoring God. And there is nothing more joyful than a heart that has God at its centre!

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