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July 31st, 2007

Far Away

If you have ever traveled internationally, you know how it feels to be on the other side of the world. You know the impact of being twelve time zones away from home. There is a touch of insecurity which echoes the reality of being far away.

You can experience being far away in relationships. You can feel very close to someone at one time and then feel far away from them even when the physical proximity has not changed.

It is possible to be far away from God even though God is omnipresent. There is nowhere God is not. Yet, relationally you can be far away from God. You can walk closely with God and then in a subtle way over time drift until you are far away.

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.” Eph 2:13 (NIV)

The refreshing news is that you don’t have to stay far away. God’s desire is for us to walk in daily intimacy with Him. He initiates the relationship and gives us the capacity to respond.

Don’t waste your life. Don’t live your life far away from God. There are no benefits to living far away from God. You will experience isolation and alienation. The only way to eliminate the gap is in Christ.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Far Away.
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