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'My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, Lord, I will seek.' Psalm 27:8 NIV

The planet Mercury is hot, whereas Pluto is cold. That's because Mercury is close to the sun and Pluto is a long way off. A planet's temperature is determined by its proximity to the sun. This same principle applies to our spiritual life. As children of God, our spiritual temperature is determined by how close we are to our 'centre,' which is our Father God.

We can wish to be closer to God but, the truth is, we are as close to him as we desire to be, decide to be, and discipline ourselves to be. Our pursuit of God reveals our passion for God - or the lack of it. The psalmist wrote: 'My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, Lord, I will seek' (Psalm 27:8 NIV). When we search for him, he promises that we'll find him. He doesn't hide himself away from us. The Bible says: 'You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart' (Jeremiah 29:13 NIV). The Bible also says: 'Come near to God and he will come near to you' (James 4:8 NIV). In both of these verses, we have to do something. When we seek him and draw near to him, he draws near to us. He doesn't force us into relationship with him - we have to want it and go after it.

So, let's keep close to him, and keep our spiritual temperature high.

So what now? Where and when do you feel closest to God? This week, go there often and enjoy some special moments with your Father.

Soulfood: Isa 17-21 Luke 1:57-66 Ps 42:1-5 Pro 1:20-27,

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