There’s a big difference between being close to people who love Jesus and being close to Jesus Himself.
Once, when I was speaking in an arena, a woman walked right up on stage with me in the middle of my message. So I simply hugged her and kept on speaking.
Later she explained she needed to feel God and thought if she stood close enough to me, she might be able to feel Him.
I remember that kind of longing — looking at other people and wondering how to get faith like theirs. I truly thought if someone would let me close enough, I could discover their secrets and mimic their routines. Then I’d feel close to Jesus.
But over the years I’ve learned, if I want closeness with Jesus, I won’t find that in following anyone but Jesus Himself. He is the One who must be pursued.
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Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst
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