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Drawing Near to God


Drawing Near to God

Below is series talking about how to draw near to God … about walking the narrow path, defeating sin and moving into righteousness, trusting God as our Teacher, and coming to Him in spirit and truth. There are some powerful truths stated, I hope you check it out.




Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

4 thoughts on “Drawing Near to God

  1. Thanks for your words and encouragements! So many good ideas here, confirming what I have been prompted to do lately.

    An old friend (nonbeliever) asked me a long time ago if I ever felt like I was just talking to myself when I prayed. That question has come back to me lately as I try to be honest about what I feel and think when I spend time reading the Bible and talking to God, asking what do I know about Him, what to mediate on, or how to conceive of God and Christ when I call on their names… ultimately asking Him to help me know Him as a real and living Being, have a true sense of Him as more than just a concept, and know the same God I am talking to in 2012 as the One who created all things and has worked and interacted with His people through the whole history recorded in the Bible. Your emphasis on how important it is to have a knowledge of God in order to commune with Him and trust Him and follow Him really stood out to me.

    It also stood out to me how you pointed out that we are not honoring Christ’s sacrifice and all that it meant if we do not accept this gift and make this choice to seek and know and follow. I’m realizing that Jesus came to do a much bigger thing than churches talk about, and it’s so sad that we don’t accept what He’s ready to hand us.

    Thanks again for all your encouragement and help! I’m feeling soul-stirred and hopeful.

    • Hi Ruth – Christ came to give us abundant life … yet there is a lack of awareness of this in mainstream Christianity. On that journey of seeking Him, His Spirit in us enables us to walk in truth … as we do He is manifested in our lives and it truly is abundant in every way. This tremendous reality has been incredibly well hid from most people. Yet, it’s the very life He came to give.

  2. So many things I like in this teaching Rachel. I find it true that too many Christians come to church to “get fed”. You are right. We are called first to be fed ourselves on the milk and the meat of the Word by the Holy Spirit who brings us into all truth.
    I would be interested in reading some of your work about living the Christian life out in community and what that should look like. Have you written on this subject and if not are you considering it? You mentioned several times in this teaching how church (Christian community) becomes so powerful when individuals learn to seek God for themselves. I think far and away from keeping people away from church following the Spirit drives people to Christian community not for food but for service, fulfillment of their God-given purpose and accountability which can only be done in the context of the church.

    • Hi Jelillie – I haven’t written about it plainly … so thank you for the suggestion. And true accountability comes from the Holy Spirit for He truly knows our hearts; He not only “corrects” in word but in power of transformation. To experience this level is tremendous … it’s part of walking the path of life.

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