“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” – James 4:8
The great aim of this writer is that we get near God, that we have fellowship with him, that we not settle for a Christian life at a distance from God, that God not be a distant thought, but a near and present reality, that we experience what the old Puritans called communion with God.
Communion is defined as an exchange of conversation, ideas and feelings. So often that does not describe my relationship with God.
It can often boil down to me just trying to be obedient to what I think God wants me to do. My friend Juergen, who is now with Jesus, told me: "It's not about obedience, it is about intimacy.
We will do things out of love we will never do out of duty or fear.
God is always with us not as a policemen but as a lover. We are never alone and that is a good thing!