When we draw near to God, we begin to HEAR the words which He is faithfully and continually giving us and we EXPERIENCE Him. He has the answer to every problem and He does not hold out on us! Sometimes the answer isn’t what we want to hear or the answer is “Wait on me.” Other times, we never hear Him because either we aren’t close enough to hear Him or our ears are too full of the noise of the world. We need to be determined to draw close to Him—every hour of every day. Otherwise, we WILL miss out! His mind is brilliant. The proof is inside us and in the magnificent design of all that surrounds us. His love is true. He has proven it with the life of His Son. We hesitate to draw close to Him—why?!? Foolish ignorance, perhaps? We, like the fool who has said in his heart, “there is no God,” choose to live our lives as if He doesn’t exist. (Psalms 14:1) We go about our daily tasks consulting only our own limited wisdom when all the while He is speaking but either we’re not listening or we can’t hear. Our decision to draw near to Him must be renewed daily—even hourly. We must WANT to understand and know Him. God said: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24) Riches, worldly wisdom, physical strength—none of it compares to knowing God—yet, look at the disproportionate time we spend pursuing things less than God! We are, perhaps, more foolish than the fool who is convinced that there is no God because WE know better and still choose to ignore Him. God is calling us. He is talking to us. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to draw near to Him and listen. He has so much wonderful wisdom to teach us, such magnificent empowerment to bestow upon us and endless love with which to fill us. The Great Physician practices “steadfast love, justice and righteousness in the earth…”so why not draw close to Him and let Him practice His marvelous craft on us?