Draw Near to God

“Even as the iron that is touched with the loadstone, though it be heavy of itself, it will go up, so, when the inward man is touched by the Spirit of God with a spirit of faith, which is a grace by which we draw near to God with trust,–for it is confidence and trust that draws us near to God,–faith, it is wrought in the whole inward man in the understanding, in the mind, in choosing and cleaving, but especially it is in the will; for faith is described to be a going to God, a coming to him, which is a promotion or going forth, which is an act of the will; so by faith and trust specially we draw near and cleave to God.  Even at the first we fell from God by distrusting of his word; saith the Devil, ‘Ye shall not die at all,’ Gen. 3:4: we believed a liar more than God himself. Now we are recovered by a way contrary to that we fell; we must recover and draw near to God again by trusting and relying upon God.  You see what is meant by the words, ‘It is good for me to draw near to God.’ ” –Richard Sibbes “Works of” Vol. 7, p. 88

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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