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I Just Want to be Closer



BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:

"Am I a God near at hand only—oracle of the LORD—and not a God far off? Can anyone hide in secret without my seeing them?—oracle of the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth?—oracle of the LORD."

~Jeremiah 23: 23-24

Even when all we want is to be close to God, sometimes we are just at a loss as to how we can be; we don't have time, we don't have energy, we don't assert ourselves enough to find Him. I totally understand those feelings; I'm in college, I have a job, I have extracurricular activities, and I am tired all the time. So what can we do as daughters of Christ do to ensure that we get closer to God? The first thing we should all do is go to the chapel and visit Jesus. We need to let Him sink into our lives again, and we need to pray and listen to Him. Ever notice how easy it is to feel relaxed and peaceful in the chapel? That's because Jesus is really there and can talk to us without us hearing all the noise and distractions that surround us on a daily basis. So go and visit the chapel! The second thing we should do is learn to pray all the time, no matter what is going on. To quote the wonderful Christian movie, Facing the Giants, "We need to praise God when we win, and praise God when we lose." We need to adopt this manner of thinking and start putting Jesus in front of us, not behind or to the side or below us, but in front of us. Lastly, we need to be there for our other brothers and sisters who are struggling with the same thing. As Catholics and Christians, we are called to spread love to all, and the people who are experiencing spiritual war fares sometimes need our love the most. So go forth and get closer to God! He is waiting for you! Your Laughing Sister, Callahan Check out the song that inspired today's article, "Closer" by Shawn McDonald.



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