In Exodus chapter 20 God handed down the Ten Commandments to Moses. He laid it all out plain and simple. But in verse 18 it says the people saw the thunder and the lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke. They trembled in fear. In verse 19 we see they stayed at a distance and they ask Moses to speak to them. Moses being a great leader encouraged the people to not be afraid. But the people remained at a distance! So many times in life we prefer a distance respect over an intimate relationship. Take time to read James 4:7-10. Today submit yourself to God, resist the devil and come near to God. It will be the greatest decision you ever make!