God’s desire is for you to spend time with Him. Draw near to Jesus.

God’s desire is for you to spend time with Him. Draw near to Jesus.

“I am my beloved’s, and his desire [teshuqah] is toward me.” (Song 7:10)

“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (Jn 14:23)

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest [anapauo].” (Matt 11:28)

“Then He said to them, With fervent desire [epithumia] I have desired [epithumeo] to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” (Lk 22:15)

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” (Rev 3:20)

“The companions listen for your voice—Let me hear it!” (Song 8:13)

“Make haste, my beloved” (Song 8:14)

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” (Ps 139:17)

“This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired [avah] it.” (Ps 132:14)

“So the King will greatly desire [avah] your beauty [yophiy]; because He is your Lord, worship Him.” (Ps 45:11)

“But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires [avah], that He does.” (Job 23:13)

“With my soul I have desired [avah] You in the night, yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early” (Isa 26:9)

“Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order” (Ps 40:5)

“So are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa 55:9)

“casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1Pet 5:7)

“Are you not of more value than they?” (Matt 6:26)

“Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matt 10:31)

“Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep?” (Matt 12:12)

“you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Lk 12:7)

“Of how much more value are you than the birds?” (Lk 12:24)

“The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” (Jer 31:3)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (Jn 13:34)

“Draw near [engizo] to God and He will draw near [engizo] to you.” (Jm 4:8)

“But it is good for me to draw near to God” (Ps 73:28)

“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” (Ps 145:18)

“Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning” (Isa 48:16)

“Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.” (Isa 55:6)

“let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith” (Heb 10:22)

“From the time that it was, I was there.” (Isa 48:16)

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb 4:16)

“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Ps 34:18)

“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jer 29:13)

“I drew them with gentle cords, with bands of love, and I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them.” (Hos 11:4)

Reading: Son 5-8; Rom 12