Draw Closer to God and Watch Him Work

The other week, our pastor closed the service with the message to draw closer to God and watch Him work.

The pastor, shared the story of being in need of a job and several other needs. No matter how much He tried or how hard He worked nothing was working out. He became angry at God and didn’t hesitate letting Him know how he felt.

But, it bothered the pastor to be angry at the Lord and he needed someone to speak with. The pastor was in a new town, where he didn’t know anyone, but he sought out a local church and asked to speak with the pastor. He was ushered into the pastor’s office to discover his name was on a list of candidates for a position in the church.

Waiting on God’s will isn’t easy, but we need to remain in constant prayer and communion with God while we wait

He ended by reminding us to “draw closer to God and watch Him work.”

I don’t know about you, but there are so many things I think I can do on my own. One of many of these issues has been with losing weight. I do well for a while, and then I backtrack and undo all the good work I’ve done. I’m so sick and tired of this vicious cycle. I can’t tell you how many times I cried out to the Lord and asked Him to help.

God’s answer was to give Him a year.  This reminded me of a book I’d read years earlier “Give God A Year” by Carole Lewis. So, I am giving God a year, by drawing closer to Him.

I can’t wait to see how He is going to work and what He is going to do.   “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hearts, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” {James 4:8, ESV}

What area of your life do you need to draw near to God?


  • Judy Taylor

    I have been on a similar journey. I lose 20 pounds and my A1C goes down. Then I regain the 20 pounds plus a few more. I have decided to tell God out loud that I am eating to honor Him today. One day at a time.

    • It is definitely a struggle at times. One thing they’ve talked about in my First Place group is to eat and exercise as a form of worship. I loved the idea, now it’s learning to actually do it. As you said, one day at a time.

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