Thursday, January 5, 2012

Drawing Close

I draw close to Jesus and he grips me in my time of need, shaking off the distractions of this life. Suddenly he has my full attention. But I don't want to continue coming before this Holy God still bound by the cares of this world. Instead, I want to kneel before him, stripped of the things that take pieces of me. Because the beauty of it all is that Jesus is not in it for the taking. He is in it for the giving. And he gave all of himself for me so that I could give all of myself to him.

Have you drawn close to him today?

"And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise."
-Hebrews 10:19-23

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