Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you

We often talk about the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus but if we’re honest with ourselves, we often feel that our relationship with him is anything but personal. God often seems distant to me, but still James says, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” (James 4:8) So is God distant or are we failing to draw near? There should be a visceral aspect to our faith. An aspect in which the transcendent God we worship draws near to us in our daily lives. When Jesus came he was called, Immanuel, which means? [God with us] There’s a promise to James exhortation, we only need to draw near and he will draw near to us. His life will become our life. His story will become our story. His song will become our song.