INTRODUCTION: In the first part of this topic, we studied the essentials of getting close to God as young minds and how to get close to God. Quickly, we will be looking into some of the benefits we will derive from getting close to God.
Benefits of Drawing Close to God.
Firstly, I will like to establish this truth that there is nothing a man embarks on as touching God that is left unrewarded. The bible clearly states in Hebrews 11:6 that God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. So, I want you to know that as young people who desire to draw close to God,there are BENEFITS to be derived. Some of which are:
(i)Friendship: Beloved,In reality no human being can be everything you need. This is because humans have their own limitation; infact the journey to perfection never ends but the Joy we have is that Our God is perfect in all and in fact forever faithful.
The truth of the matter is that this world will only give you good friends but there is only ONE TRUE FRIEND which is GOD. Proverbs 18:24b “But there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother”. Draw close to God and He will be your Friend.
(ii) True Love: True Love only exists in God. In 1 John 4:8, the scripture says that anyone that does not Love, does not know God. This teaches us that to understand true love of Christ, dwell there in and display this love to others, you need to know God. And may I inform you that the place of knowing God is the place of drawing closer to HIM. When you get close to God, you are truly Loved and can live an exemplary life showing God’s Love.
NOTE: If as a brother/sister you find true Love, you can never be deceived by anyone cos all you will seek is someone who Loves as Christ does.
(iii) CONFIDENCE: When you get close to God, then you draw confidence from HIS throne, this is because in God lies confidence not in a man’s ability.
We saw from the Life of the disciples (Peter and John) in Acts 4:13 that even unbelievers pinpointed that this level of confidence must have been cause of their closeness with JESUS. Also, Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:13 cleared the whole doubt by saying He can do all things through Christ’s strength..
The Language of I can is a Language of Confidence not Found in man but in God Luke 1:37. Brethren, without confidence, nothing can really be done.
In conclusion, as a younger generation and people who are purpose-driven; The key to attaining Success in Life lies in a more intimate relationship with God.Joshua was instructed by God to attain success by Closer Communion (Joshua1:8).. If Joshua was a successful man, Then What Do You and I need to be Successful?!
THERE IS MORE IN GOD!!!!
More of You; Jesus More of You as we PRESS!