FAITH CAPSULE: Ones that does not know God is not near to God.
God is always near to all man while man is far from God.
What does it mean not to be near to God or to be far from God?
To be walking in the line of God’s word is obedient to God, to become near to God by walking with God or walking before God.
Manifestly, one that does not know God is not near to God while God is not far but near to one.
God is faithful, He is near always to His creation when one takes a place of distance from Him.
God cannot be deceived with man’s deception to claim His presence.
Regardless of how long you have been born in the believing of God or what you have been doing in the name of God is not and evidence of knowing God to keep self in His near.
Do you know Him?
Do you know about Him, to be near to you?
One that is giving self to worrying instead of worshipping God in times of unexpected challenges is the indication that one is not near but far from God that is always near. It also points to the fact that one does not know God but only know about God.
At a time of a life-threatening storm, disciples of Jesus that have spent enough time with Jesus were in the journey of life while afraid, not knowing Jesus was near, which is the evidence that they only know about Jesus.
Luke 8:23-25 records disciples of Jesus’ testimony that Jesus was near to His disciples but yet He was far to them because they were afraid, “But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”
In the journey of Jesus and disciples, repeatedly the disciple’s actions testified that they were far from Jesus despite He was near to them.
Do you truly know about God or to know God?
Know God in your ways to be near and not far from God.
Prayer for today: Ask God for the grace to live life in His presence.