Being Aware of How Near God Is

It’s not a cliché to say that God loves to spend time with you! Give him your attention and you’ll realize He has plenty of beautiful things to say about you! He thinks you are awesome and wonderfully made. After all, God made you, and He does everything perfectly!

God loves to be with you and speak to you, and it’s easier than you think to hear what God is saying. He constantly invites us to draw closer to the One who is closest to us. The more we draw near, the more we see there is nothing to fear. His perfect love for you casts out all fears!

But sometimes, or perhaps many times, we don’t know that God is near. In Genesis 28, we find a man named Jacob who was running away after deceiving his family members. He was a cast out, feeling both guilt and shame over what he had done. And yet, God didn’t reject Jacob. Instead, God showed him just how much He loved this man, and this encounter changed him.

Jacob went from being unaware of God, to being so fully aware of God in his midst that it changed his perspective and made him believe. In one moment, Jacob changed from feeling weak and alone to finding the God who loves and sees him.

This week, we invite you to spend time focusing more on God’s presence. Find a comfortable place to dial down, and think about God and who He is: kind, gentle, joyful, peaceful, and loving of you.

Then ask Him to remind you who He says you are. Ask – “Jesus, what do you want to say to me right now?

What do you love about me?

Who do you say I am?

What part of your character do you want to remind me of today?”

Quiet your mind and listen. Write down what he says and shows you, and be pleasantly surprised!