Intimacy with God . . . it’s the heart cry of every follower of Christ. Even those far from God know they were created for a deeper connection and long for a love that can fill their souls.
Every Son and Daughter wants a close relationship with their Father. They want to be connected to their Creator. But somehow we’ve come to believe that access to God’s presence is some rare thing. That it is reserved for a special few—for pastors, prophets, or the “chosen ones.”
But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
God wants intimacy with every one of His children, including you. He desires to be brought into your world because every detail matters to Him. Often we forget about God’s nearness or even choose to leave Him out of the details of our lives, closing the door in His face. Other times we reduce our interactions with Him to a checklist.
Imagine a marriage where acts of love were viewed as tasks to be checked off by the end of the day:
Woke up and made coffee for my spouse.
Told my spouse “I love you” at least three times.
Gave them a kiss goodnight.
THAT’S JUST RIDICULOUS! But do we do this with God?
Read my Bible for fifteen minutes.
Prayed this morning.
Thanked God for my food.
There’s freedom when we stop treating intimacy with God like something we have to do and start looking at it as something we get to do. The fact is, God wants to do it ALL alongside us . . . every second of every day. He doesn’t want to be confined to a checklist.
This might feel funny and even seem a bit odd, but we would like to challenge you this week to talk to God like He were right next to you (because He is). Invite Him into the smallest and biggest moments of your day.
As you do this,
you will find that you are growing familiar with His voice and your intimacy with Him will grow.
One last thing, please make sure you pick up Practicing the Presence of God and see if you can beat my record of reading it in five hours . . . or was it 30 days?
We believe that God is going to radically move in your life this week, and we are praying that you will feel the intensity of His intimacy like never before!