As men, we carry a huge responsibility to be a; father, husband, leader, and provider. Yet in the midst of this, there’s just one thing that hinders us from drawing near to God.
Today, I want to encourage the men in their role as a father, a husband, friend, mentor, or even in ministry, etc. to recognize this hinderance and purpose to draw near to God.
Draw Near To God
Because I am a man of few words, I filmed this quick 2 minute video to share what God placed on my heart!
Although I’m encouraging the men, this is a good word of all of us including the ladies. So ladies, if you listen to this, make sure you share it with the men in your life.
One morning while reading my Bible, I read James chapter 4. James was speaking to Christians that were scattered amongst the nations, and he encouraged them to draw near to God.
In my studying, I looked up the word scattered which means; to go in various directions, distracted and disorganized.
It’s easy to be distracted by the responsibilities we have as men from; serving in ministry, honoring our wives, helping to train up our children in Lord, and doing our best at work. Can you relate?
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” ~ James 4:8 (NKJV)
However, when we operate from a constant level of scattered(ness), we can’t hear from God. And it’s in this scattered(ness) that becomes our greatest hinderance to drawing near to God.
In The End
The prerequisite to being a good man is to be a man that draws near to God. This allows us to hear the plans and purpose He has for our life.
Therefore, we must prioritize God in our life, so He can speak to us as fathers and men. As a result, we will grow in our home, our community and this world.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.” ~ Psalm 37:23 (NKJV)
In closing, I encourage you to limit your scattered(ness). Purpose to draw near to God, and watch Him draw near to you.
~ Andre Gray
Thanks Andre! I needed that nudge. I haven’t been in His word enough lately and I do feel distant to God.
Praise God Judy for God’s gentle reminder it happens to us all.