Psalm 145:8 - The Lord is near to all those who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.
The psalmist declares in this text that the Lord our God is near to all those who call upon Him in truth.
Drawing nigh to God means drawing near to Him in view of His Gospel truth.
God is a “Spirit” and they that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
To call upon the Lord is to address or approach God with a specific request.
God has given us permission to commune with Him. To come to Him with confidence in knowing that He will hear and answer our prayers.
The Lord is night unto all that call upon Him with an upright heart.
Yes, the Lord our God knows what we stand in need of, but, He wants to hear from us.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that since God know their needs, we should not pray because God will automatically provide everything, but that is not true, for God wants to hear from us.
God wants to commune and fellowship with us, therefore, He bids us to come to His throne on today, calling upon His name.
How can we draw night unto God? Here are a few ways we can do just that. We can draw nigh to Him through prayer, praise, His Word and worship. When we draw nigh to God by these means, He promises to draw nigh unto us.
What is it that the Lord wants us to call upon him for? Salvation, His wisdom, His knowledge, His understanding, His guidance, His direction, His provision, His counsel, His will for our lives and His supply for our earthly needs.
God wants us to ask Him for what we stand in need of so He can have the pleasure of providing for us, His children.
Psalm 50:15- “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."
Psalm 91:15- “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
God promises that if we call upon Him in spirit and truth, He will do what He says in Philippians 4:19- And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
The true source of all our needs, our safety and security is found in the Lord God Almighty alone. Deuteronomy 8:18a- But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth.
Scripture declares in James 4:2-You do not have because you do not ask.
Matthew 7:7-ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
God bids us to call upon Him on today. 1 John 5:14- This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
Throughout scripture we see what drawing near to God had proved in the lives of those who trusted Him and was willing to draw nigh unto Him in truth.
Genesis 5:24- Enoch walked so closely with the Lord that He took him to heaven.
Abraham drew nigh unto God to the point of hearing God’s instructions on where He wanted to take Him and what He wanted to do in and through Him and the generations to come.
Abraham left his country and family by faith. Trusting and depending upon God to show him where to go. Genesis 12:1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country, your family, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.
When we continually and persistently seek God’s, we will begin to see Him as our constant companion wherever we go and in whatever it is that He commands us to do.
Knowing that God is near us give us an assurance of His safety and presence with us through every test, difficulties, suffering, trial or danger in this life.
When we draw night unto the Lord, we begin to desire a hunger and thirst for God and His word. When this happens, God promises to fill us daily with more and more of Him. Matthew 5:6- Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
The Lord is wanting to draw nigh unto you on today. As a matter of fact, He sits on His throne awaiting your arrival. Hebrews 4:16 Let us then come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. -
Will you seek the Lord on today by drawing nigh unto Him in truth? If you do, He makes this promise to you inIsaiah 65:24- I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
When everything in life seems to be falling apart, when the storms of life appears to rage without ceasing, when the winds of trouble seems to blow with end, continue to run for Shelter to the “ROCK” that is higher than you and I. He is your hope and confidence on today in all circumstances of your life.
The Lord our God who bids us to call upon Him and draw nigh unto Him on today and everyday for He is our Helper and our Sustainer.
Call upon the Lord and draw nigh unto Him for He loves you and yes, He is concerned about every area of your life.
My child, call upon Me is what the call from God to the believer is on today.
You no longer have to wonder where your help comes from for the Lord your God is your helper. RUN TO HIM ON TODAY by drawing nigh to Him in spirit and in truth because it is in “spirit and truth” where He awaits to hear from you.
God bless and I love you all.