Draw Close To God

by | Sep 14, 2016 | Vital Life Application Devotions

James 4:1-7New Living Translation (NLT)

Drawing Close to God

What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.

You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say,

“God opposes the proud
    but gives grace to the humble.”

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Dear Father, May I be a person of peace. I do not want to be a part of quarreling and fights. May I be happy with my blessings, Lord, for I do not want to be jealous of what others have. My Father in Heaven supplies me with all my needs because I will ask with right motive. My Father knows my heart. I want my friendship to be with Jesus. Jesus is my friend. I know the Scriptures are God’s Word and are Truth and Life. May I humble myself before my Lord. May I resist the devil. I know evil flees at the name of my Lord Jesus. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.


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