“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
You can be as close to God as you want to be; it is a decision we make to draw near, or to be distant. Are there fences in your life that are holding you back from Him? “FENCE” is a helpful acronym to identify the types of things that can keep us separated from God:
F – False concept of God
E – Embittered relationships
N – No desire
C – Can’t find the time
E – Excusing sin, not repenting
Identify if there are fences that have been holding you back from closeness with God.
Lord, forgive me for the fences I’ve put up that have separated me from you. I want to be like Moses, climbing the mountain to see your face. I lay ______ down now. Give me the courage and the strength to keep laying those things down so that I can draw closer to you. Amen.