3. Believe He is Near
Too often we don’t feel like God is near. Yet, God wants our faith that He is who His Word says He is and He will do what He promises—regardless of what our feelings and emotions tell us. Scripture says the "righteous shall live by faith" (Romans 1:17) and "without faith it is impossible to please Him" (Hebrews 11:6). Therefore, we shouldn't have to feel God to know He's there. In fact, relying on our feelings is a direct contradiction to faith. Tell God you believe He’s there...and talk to Him, by faith, believing He is.
Hebrews 11:1 tells us faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Be assured and convicted of His presence and you will not only sense Him, you will please His heart.
4. Walk with Him
Scripture indicates God longs to walk with His created. After God made Adam and Eve, and they chose to rebel against Him, Scripture records God “walking in the garden in the cool of the day,” looking for His beloved, desiring their company, their companionship, the unity they once shared as they walked together. Scripture records the account, years later, of a man named Enoch who “walked faithfully with God” for 300 years.
You don’t have to be living in the Old Testament to walk closely with God. Today, we have the atoning work of Jesus to bring us back into close communion and daily fellowship with God. And that means we can have an even closer walk with Him than anyone did prior to Jesus’s death on the cross.
So, get outside and walk in your garden, in a park, through a meadow or woods, along the beach, or through a quiet part of your neighborhood. There’s something therapeutic about walking and talking to God, especially when you remember you have the privilege of walking with Him in the cool of the day as if He was right there—because He is.
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