Have you ever had a relationship where you were the only one putting in the effort? Maybe it was a friendship or romantic relationship that was really one-sided. You are the one who always invites, calls, and makes time for the other person. Sometimes our relationship with God can become one-sided. We know he loves us unconditionally, so we get lazy. We don’t involve him in our lives. We don’t pray or read the Bible to draw closer to him, but then we become frustrated when he feels distant from us. Certainly, there will be seasons when God feels distant even when we are putting in the effort, but more often than not God will draw near to those who are seeking him.
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