He Is Nigh Thee Even In Your Heart and In Your

Last week mom, dad, Cheryl and myself went over to see brother Jimmy Bailes. We had a very sweet, soothing time together. Brother Jim gave us some scriptures from his Amplified Bible, talking about having a relationship with God. Coming to realize God wants to have a relationship with His people. Sometimes we feel that God is so far away but He is not. He is closer than our own breath.  In Exodus 33:11 the bible says,

God talked to Moses face to face, as a man talks to his friend
— Exodus 33:11

It reminded me of a message Harvey Turnage Sr. preached on Sunday about having a friend who has been with him all the days of his life, no matter what he was going through. His best friend never left him. He was always there to talk to. He went before him making his crooked path straight, and stayed by his side as he walked through what he had to face. He was never alone. Jim began to read over in Philippians 3:7 where Paul said,

What ever former things I had that might have been gain to me, I have come to consider it a loss, compared to the possession of the priceless privilege, the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth as supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus, my lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly. For his sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregg’s) in order that I may win (gain) Christ, the anointed one
— Philippians 3:7

What a  relationship. Psalms 37:4 says,

Delight thyself in the lord and he will give you the desire of your heart
— Psalms 37:4

When you truly delight yourself in the Lord, you might find that He was the desire in your heart. All our lives searching for that one thing to bring us joy, happiness and peace. The one our soul yearned for. The scriptures say, 

He is so close to you. He is nigh thee even in your heart and in your mouth, this word of faith we preach
— Romans 10:8

That's pretty close. Jesus told His disciples, "I call you friends." In closing I give you two more scripture from Bro. Jim  about enjoying our relationship with God.  Phillippians 4:4 says, 

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice
— Phillippians 4:4

Psalm 149:2 says,

Let Israel rejoice in their maker, let the children of Zion rejoice in their king
— Psalm 149:2

God bless you all.

-Brother Harvey Turnage Jr.