Relationships are about time and commitment. When these things are present, the bonds grow deeper. To get closer to God, it means you trust in his plans and processes.
If you feel far from God, make the decision to get closer. Devote time to an authentic conversation with him in prayer. Listen to what he has to say in the Holy Scriptures.
As you get to know God more, you will feel his closeness. You will feel his loving grace.
Remember, our heavenly Father is always seeking to get closer to you. He sent his Son Jesus specifically for this purpose.
And once you get closer, make the next move. Let your heart be open to get closer to others and share the love of the Lord.
Audio message and prayer from Vincent:
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.
So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
PRAYER TO GET CLOSER TO GOD
O merciful Lord,
I’m feeling lonely & distant. I want to get closer to you, but it’s hard for me. Please help me, O Lord.
Let me not be afraid to look inside. You see and love me, as I am. I am a child of God.
Give me the confidence that you come for me to heal me and set me free. There is nothing to fear in your merciful love.
Draw me closer, O Lord, in your Word & loving grace. Let me come to you and rest. Let me give up all my weariness and shame into the wounds of Christ.
I open myself up to you. In my weakness you make me strong. In trusting you, you enter my heart. And I am never alone.
In the name of Jesus I pray,