Move Closer to God!

Move Closer is a twenty-one day journey to find what God has waiting for us this year.

Jesus plainly stated…

“Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened.”
~ Matt 7:7-8 NLT

No matter where we are in our Christian walk, we can always Move Closer to God. Because of the work of Jesus to tear down the barrier between us and God, we can Move Closer to God with confidence and expect that He will receive us gladly.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
~ James 4:8 ESV

When we Move Closer we find ourselves in the presence of an awesome Father who loves us more than we can imagine and is ready to use His great power to do remarkable things in our lives.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think
~ Eph 3:20 NLT

We expect to receive answers to prayer during this 21 day period, however Move Closer is about receiving direction from God for the months and years to come. The final step of Move Closer will be to develop a prayer list that you will use to guide your prayers for the upcoming months.

We will be Learning to Listen for the voice of God. Much of the fruit of your 21 days of Move Closer will lie in the notes that you make each day in your prayer journal. These will be a record of your thoughts during a time when you are particularly focused on drawing close to God and hearing from Him. You will gain insight into His overall plan for your year and your life. This will be summarized when you record your Reflections at the end of your journal and create your powerful New Prayer List in the final pages of the journal.

You will learn that Letting Go of what is outside of God’s plan will produce true freedom. Things that hinder your life will fall away. You will have the opportunity to celebrate throughout the year as God answers your prayers. Your New Prayer List will be much more closely aligned with God’s will, and therefore, may be the most powerful prayer list you have ever written down. You will see the following scripture come alive this year:

14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
~ 1 John 5:14-15 NASU

We have set aside these days of Move Closer so we can make the most of the whole year. Our meals for 21 days will be impacted by a fast that each individual chooses as a way to humble our soul to hear from God. Each day will include times of communion with the Lord.

As we complete the 21 Days of Move Closer we will also be challenged to move closer together in relationship to one another. God has designed us to thrive in close relationship to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Your prayers and fasting have the promise of a reward from the Father when done with the motive to Move Closer to Him.

“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
~ Matt 6:6 NASU

“But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
~ Matt 6:17-18 NASU

Through Move Closer you can expect God to reward you with answers and open doors in key areas of your life; setting you on a productive and fulfilling course for the year. May God reward you with knowing Him like never before.

Pastor Steve