Come On In A Little Closer
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18, NKJV
It has often been observed that there were at least four groups of people who had a relationship with Christ while He was here on earth.
There was the multitude, those who followed from a distance. They were interested merely in what Jesus could do.
There was a second group; the 120 gathered in the upper room at Pentecost. They moved much closer to Christ. They shared in His suffering and crucifixion.
There was a still closer group; the 12 (later the 11) disciples who were personally taught by Christ. And even this small band of helpers advanced to a more intimate relationship when Christ announced that they were no longer servants but His friends (John 15:15).
Then within the family of disciples, there was another even closer group; Peter, James, and John. They were the ones who enjoyed the closest fellowship with the Lord and were the ones Jesus counted on the most.
It is possible to be involved in much religious activity that does not really draw us closer to God.
We must use the means that He gave us to come on in a little closer; an understanding and application of the Scriptures to our lives and then daily fellowship with the Lord.
Do these things and you might be surprised how much closer you will get to God.