Do you have true intimacy with God? Do you know, many people struggle to have an intimate relationship with God? We were created for communion with God. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve communed with God in the cool of the day.
Intimacy with Jesus is an ongoing process of going on to an amazing relationship with the Father. Dictionary.com describes intimacy as *a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group.
I like that, ” a close, familiar and usually affectionate relationship with another person.” How close does your relationship with God line up with that? I know I want to do better myself. How do you become intimate with someone? Intimacy does not happen instantly, but it is a process of getting to know someone over time. As you draw closer to the Lord, you will get to know His, voice, and His heart. James 4:8
The Impact of Intimacy with God
Spending time with God is our secret place. It is a place where we express our devotion and love for him. Everything we are and do will be birthed out of that time we spend with Him. Here is where we are ministered to, restored and instructed.
If God has a call on your life, it is in these times of closeness with God, where you will be cultivated. It is here where he will bring correction and direction. Intimacy is not a one-time event, it is a lifestyle! To abide means, to remain, continue, to stay.
Intimacy with God through Prayer
Intimacy with God is cultivated when we spend time within his presence. Psalm 63: 1 b – early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee… If we want to get close to the Lord we have to spend time in His presence. Are you hungry to know God, do you want Him as a true friend, spend time with Him! Not only in the morning but in the afternoon, the evening, anytime He calls you to come away.
Intimacy through the Word
The scriptures tell us, God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. One of the best ways to build a relationship with the Lord is learning about Him in the Bible. There you will learn, his will, his character, and what he expects of us. 2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.