James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you
An Acrostic Poem
Days, weeks, months, years, the hours, the minutes, the seconds and the miles
In between where we are, where we were and where we hope to be
Sometimes the distance is short and sometimes the distance is long
Time spans all distances, moving us closer together and further apart, all at the same time
As we traverse life’s ever winding highway, family and friends are found and lost along the way
Not knowing when we’ll meet again, we hold them in our hearts, shrinking the distance as we
Catch the memories shared and use them to propel us forward, pressing on in our journey, inching
Ever closer to eternity, with every step, every breath and every moment in this crazy, beautiful life.
by: Michelle McCarty
Scriptures from Amplified Bible
But Peter followed Him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest’s home; he even went inside and sat with the guards to see the end.
There were also numerous women there, looking on from a distance, who were of those who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him.
These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God’s] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth
But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.
Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Trust God for your day, ….Today