Sony’s Thoughts: Draw Me Nearer

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice
And it told Thy love to me
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee

An occasional encounter with Jesus is just not enough. I long to walk with Him constantly, feeling His presence and knowing He’s holding my hand. He is my #1 love, the reason I sing, the One who gives me joy in the midst of uncertainty. How I love Him but I know I would be incapable of loving if not for the love that He poured out on me.

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “too Heavenly minded to be any earthly good” but I would say we can’t be any earthly good unless we’re Heavenly minded. I’ve yet to meet the person who is too focused on the Lord that he’s neglecting to be a Light on the earth. If anything, it’s our closeness to God which empowers us to be the witness for Him that this world needs.

Don’t be satisfied with a mediocre relationship–one in which you talk occasionally in order to present your requests to God. Draw near to Him daily, and Scripture has promised that He will in turn draw near to you. As you draw closer to Him, you will sense His presence and you will experience peace. You may even find yourself smiling more as you realize how much He loves you. He desires to be near you but He’s waiting on you. Won’t you take the first step today?

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  1. Something important that I think it’s good for us to realize is that we can be drawn closer to God THROUGH other people—or even other things. While it is true that other things and people can be a distraction from God, who must remain our first love, I think that sometimes we can also come to know Him better by way of them. I prefer to think of things like the beauty of the earth as a LADDER to God, rather than an obstruction blocking Him out. Rung by rung we climb, and daily we come closer to the pinnacle.

  2. First of all, this is one of my favorite hymns!

    Sony, you never fail to encourage me. During the Christmas season, I tend to get so, so overloaded. And honestly, Christmas this year has me feeling a bit down because of my Grandmother’s recent passing. It a season when it’s so easy to be distracted by so many other things, it’s wonderful to just be still and draw near to Him.

  3. great post! on a side note, soul’d out quartet recorded this song on new mainline project scheduled to be out sometime in january!

    • Soul’d Out has new music coming out? Music to my ears—hooray. 😀

    • That’s WONDERFUL to hear! I’ve been waiting for someone to record a new version of this song. Thanks for the heads up!