Today I was thinking about how often we think that we have to have all the answers to our questions before we obey God. I reminded myself that God gives grace to the humble (admitting that I don’t know all the answers and that I need God’s help to obey the things I do understand).
David and I had a good conversation about this, too. I asked him this morning how we could “draw near to God.” We decided that there were a lot of ways we could draw near to God. Here are a few we discussed:
- We could be a wise listener in Sunday school, or when Mom and Dad are talking about the Bible.
- We can read the Bible for ourselves, even a little.
- We can pray and ask God to help us draw near to Him. (We talked about how asking for God’s help is a part of being humble– something we want)
- We can pray and ask God to help us understand the Bible and salvation better.
- We can pray and ask God to help us do right.
- We can pray and ask God to save us.
The neat thing about drawing near to God, is that this is something that happens one step at a time. God always keeps his promises. Tonight I asked David if he had drawn near to God at all today. I asked myself the same question. We both answered in the affirmative.
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. James 4:6, 8