by PamFord Davis
7/20/2011 / Devotionals
Forget elbowroom; I need snuggle room. The only thing that may surpass the joy of holding a newborn close to your chest is seeing that infant grow to a tenacious toddler and cuddling up on your lap. One of my grandsons now towers over me as a teenager but still nestles his body close to mine on the sofa thrilling this Granny's heart.
Why do I distance myself from God? I slight myself, dishonor Him and prevent others the opportunity of seeing Jesus reflected in my life. The closer I get to Him the more He can shape my character in His image, the farther I stray the more I yearn for His warm embrace and transforming touch.
"Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people! Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you (James 4:8-10 HCS)." Sin separates; confession cleanses; pride puffs up; humility hones. Give me plenty of snuggle room; the Lord is near!
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Mary HollingsworthÃ¢s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
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