Press Into Him

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret. (Luke 5:1) 
 
Have you ever been in the presence of someone famous and had an opportunity to get close to them – close enough to touch them? Fans at concerts get as close as they can to the stage and others wait in lines for hours just to get a glimpse of someone they want to see in person. People in these situations will keep pressing in until they see or hear that special person they desperately want to meet. Jesus had become such a person of interest that many people came from miles around to see and hear Him speak. They “pressed about Him” to get as close as they could. Was it because He looked good or had a great voice? Was there something about Him physically that attracted people? This verse says that they came to “hear the word of God.” When was the last time you pressed into church and sat as close as you could to the pastor just to hear the word of God? 
 
When we fall in love with the word of God, we fall in love with the Lord. In that place of love, we cannot get close enough to Him. We find ourselves on our knees, on our faces and in our closets praying to see His face and hear His voice. We desire an intimacy that is so special and so personal that nothing else matters. James 4:8 says that if we draw near to God, then He will draw near to us. Press into Jesus today. Draw close to Him. Find a quiet place to be alone with Him and ask His Spirit to fill you with His love and presence. Open your Bible  and start reading His Word. Soon you will understand why the multitude pressed about Him just to hear the word of God. Today, start your day off with a prayer to know Him more and do not stop pressing into Him. 
 
When I read this devotion it brought tears to my eyes. Press into Him more and more each and every day. He is readily available and loves us so much He died for us. How in love with Jesus are you?  
 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
 
Today‚Äôs Reading is Proverbs 16:3