Intimacy with God
Exodus 34:6-7 Intimacy with God is life’s most satisfying reality. Nothing can rob you of intimacy with God, except idolatry. Anything that captures your heart and imagination more than God is an idol. Idolatry is always the reason we ever do anything wrong. Idolatry isn’t one sin among many but the root of all of our sins. Idolatry is the sin beneath the sin. How do we…
Acts 16:25-26 When you start your prayer with your list of problems the more anxious and burdened you may feel. But if you start your prayer with praise—thinking and thanking God for how great and good He is—when you get to your problems they feel much smaller as you put them in God’s hands.
Eph3:14-19 There are many pleasures, gifts and character-forming benefits that can only happen through an experience of God’s presence and reality. We must not settle for an informed mind without an engaged heart. What kind of experience should be expected and how should it be sought?
Intimacy with God is an enchanted reality in a disenchanted world. Intimacy with God is the end to which both creation & redemption are the means. It is the goal of both our theology and spiritual disciplines. The definition of Christianity!
Matthew 28:16-20 Intimacy with God involves conversation with God. However, conversations can remain mere exchanges of information that do not lead to true personal encounter and relationship (insincere & shallow). We don’t just want to know about God, but to know God, to seek his face and presence.
2Tim3:14-17 Prayer is a conversation, an encounter with God—a foretaste of heaven on earth. Prayer is a continuation of a conversation God started. Since prayer is our reply to God, we need to explore how He first speaks and how we can learn to answer Him.