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Reflections: Closer to God

Scripture: James 4: 1-10

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

We are so blessed to know God and to be in a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Although we may have many relationships in this life, with our family, friends, and many acquaintances, our relationship with God is the most important. Advent is quickly approaching, so we prepare ourselves by growing in a relationship with our Lord, by becoming closer with Him. As we transition from Thanksgiving to the Advent season, let’s keep in mind how precious it is to know God, and live our lives trusting in His amazing love.  

Reflection Questions:

Please read and think about each question as it applies to your Christian journey with Christ.

  • What is your most important relationship in this life? Where does your relationship with God rank?
  • What are some ways that we can grow closer  to God, especially during this Advent season of preparing our hearts and minds for Christmas?  


Lord, knowing you is the greatest blessing we could ask for in this world. Please impress on our hearts what it means to further our relationship with you. Show us, by your Holy word, ways through which we can be better servants and better children for you and your kingdom. We thank you for this coming season where we once again look forward to realizing the birth of our Savior. Amen.