The Good Life
It is good for me to draw near to God.
There are many things in life that are good to have. However, the best of them all is loving God and taking in His love, bringing Him glory and making Him our friend for life. That leads to the best possible life because it gives us satisfaction and joy now (John 10:10), and it is what Christians are going to be doing forever.
That is why we should make time for God and rest in His love, the love that made you and me. It is the reason for our existence and the means by which we will make the most of our lives.
In Psalm 73 the psalmist put it like this: “It is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works” (v 28). In other words, the good life is drawing close to the One who loves us like no other.
And how can we “draw near” to Him? Here is a practice I began many years ago: Take a few minutes every morning to read some verses from the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and note what Jesus said or did. After all, He came to show us what God is like (Heb 1:1-3). Put yourself in the story, in the place of the leper He healed with His loving touch, for example (Mark 1:40-45). Think about how much He loves you and then thank Him!
Dear Lord and Loving Father, help me to draw near to You each day with perfect submission, for all is at rest, I in my Saviour am happy and bleed; Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. In Jesus, I prayer. Amen.