James 4:8 NASB "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded."Even though I wanted to be with him, there was something I needed to do first! Coming home from a hard days work, my hands were filthy but there stood my grandson waiting to share a big hug! Today's verse speaks about drawing near to God but how we need to cleanse our hands and purify our hearts! Sure I could have given my grandson a big hug but he would have come away just as dirty as I was, but when I showed him my hands, he pointed to the bathroom as if to say clean up first! LOL - I thank God we don't have to be "clean" before we come to the Lord but we do need to make sure that our hands and hearts are in the right place. Having sin on our hands means that we need to repent first before drawing near our God! Once cleaned, the hug I got was heart warming, the same will and can happened with our God as He will draw near to us as we draw near to Him! Is it time to wash our hands and hearts of the sin we hold in them, just sayin'. peace, tom
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