Drawing Near to God

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. James 4:8

The nearer we come to God, the more graciously will He reveal Himself to us. When the prodigal comes to his father, his father runs to meet him. When the wandering dove returns to the ark, Noah puts out his hand to pull her in unto him, When the tender wife seeks her husband’s society, he comes to her on wings of love. Come then, dear friend, let us draw nigh to God who so graciously awaits us, yea, comes to meet us.

Did you ever notice that passage in Isaiah 58:9? There the Lord seems to put Himself at the disposal of His people, saying to them, “Here I am.” As much as to say—”What have you to say to me? What can I do for you? I am waiting to bless you.” How can we hesitate to draw near? God is nigh to forgive, to bless, to comfort, to help, to quicken, to deliver. Let it be the main point with us to get near to God. This done, all is done. If we draw near to others, they may before long grow weary of us and leave us; but if we seek the Lord alone, no change will come over His mind, but He will continue to come nearer and yet nearer to us by fuller and more joyful fellowship.

Faith’s Checkbook – C.H. Spurgeon

Our Deepest Condolences

We extend our sincere condolences to Mr. Dan Browett on the unexpected passing of his dear wife, Jennifer. Jennifer passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, after spending almost eight weeks in hospital battling pancreatitis. Her condition worsened with other complications, and the Lord took Jennifer home to glory in His sovereign plan. Jennifer was greatly respected by students and staff at Whitefield and will be solemnly missed.

Please pray for our brother Dan and his sons, Andrew(Krystyna) and Matthew and the entire family, as they deal with this devastating news. A separate email has been sent to the congregation regarding the funeral arrangements.

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