Have you heard the story about the married couple who were driving down the road? All of the sudden the wife turned to the husband and said, "What's happened with us?"

"What do you mean?" the husband asked.

She said, "We're not like we used to be."

"How did we used to be?" the husband asked.

"We were closer. More connected. We held hands all the time. In fact, here's a perfect example right now. Remember when we'd get in the car, and we'd sit right next to each other, with me there in the middle."

The husband turned to her and said, "Who moved?"

There’s a spiritual application to this story. If you're not as close to God as you used to be, you're the one who moved. Not him. If you want to get back to where you were, you need to move in his direction. And if you want to be closer to God than you've ever been, if you want to achieve a new level in your relationship with him, all you need to do is move in his direction.

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8 NKJV)
This isn't a one-time event. It's a lifestyle. The first time, and every time, you draw near to God, he draws near to you.

Give it a try. Do it today. Move toward him. Turn off the TV and listen to Christian music. Or stop for a moment to sing a hymn, and make the words a prayer. Spend a few minutes in his Word, a few minutes thanking him for everything. As you take steps in his direction, he takes steps in yours.

If you want to be closer to God, move.


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