Information and knowledge by themselves are insufficient to authentically follow Jesus – the person, not simply the teachings. That is unless they are experiential and inextricably entwined with God relationally. There is a lot of talk around this subject these days but any teaching, study, method or process to learn how to find intimacy is of very limited value. The reason is because intimacy can only be experienced not learned!
Experiencing God’s Presence
It is an extraordinary and ‘other worldly’ thing to experientially ‘know’ the overshadowing presence, the whisper of breath and the embrace of God. To physically and spiritually feel the embrace of our Abba and Jesus can be your experience and it’s absolutely unlike anything else! When reference is made in the Bible to us ‘knowing’ God it is using the same root word as is used to describe the physical union between spouses.
What Is Intimacy?
Intimacy is our priority, its earth’s necessity, heavens reality and our destiny.
Intimacy produces authority, reveals strategy and awakens possibility.
It’s the reason Jesus came, it’s the call to know and be known, it’s our greatest and most noble pursuit and assignment, it has the capacity to change everything under its influence and it is the deep cry of every human heart.
Intimacy with God is uniquely life enhancing.
Do you find this possibility frightening or exciting?
God asks us to “Look for my face before you look for my hand”.
What does that mean to you?
Intimacy with God is the ‘pearl of great price’.
It’s the longing of our heart (whether we know it or not), but also of His.
If you don’t believe me, ask Him!
Created In His Image
When Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit created you from their imagination they designed you to reflect them. They did this because they wanted to extend the intimacy they share to include you! What’s your response to that?
The great obsession of the trinity is to be with you. The great obsession of the devil is to separate you.
Who are you collaborating with?
“For the law has never made anyone perfect, but in its place is a far better hope that gives us confidence to experience intimacy with God.” – Hebrews 7: 19
“Continue to grow and increase in God’s grace and intimacy.” – 2 Peter 3: 18
“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation that gives you a deep and personal intimate connection with the true ‘knowing’ of Him.” – Ephesians 1: 17
– Navigator Jo
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