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Spiritual Intimacy
by Olabode Smith
01/13/06
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The dictionary defines intimacy as “a very personal and private relationship marked by close association contact and familiarity.” In a spiritual sense, intimacy with God is not something you approach basically out of a sense of duty; rather, it is a love relationship between you and your heavenly Father that develops as a result of desire. Intimacy and God transcends the rational mind. Your desire for intimacy depends upon the state of your heart. “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is” (Proverbs 23:7) NKJV

You can advance no further into the holy place of God’s presence, into communion with Him, that your heart will lead you in response to the spirit of God. Some Christians find it difficult to be closer to God, maybe they are afraid to talk or draw closer to their Father in heaven. God is waiting for them to come. WE don’t know Him or we do not automatically understand how to fellowship with Him. Jesus was disappointed that after three years Phillip still needed further proof that He was the son of God.

“Don’t you know me, Phillip,” “Jesus asked in John 14: 9: “Even after I have been among you such a long time?” (NIV.) It is possible to be a Christian for many years and yet not have an intimate relationship with Him. We cannot deeply love a person we barely know. Yet, it is entirely possible to live with someone and not really know him. Jesus may be at your side for many years and you may not know Him. The goal of any believer is to know God and to know Him intimately.

We would love to see our spiritual intimacy with God improve but an intimate relationship is one marked by close association, contact or familiarity. When true believer is closer to God you will achieve everything in life.




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Annette Showler 13 Jan 2006
This piece reminded me of when love for the Lord was new and heady. It has been replaced with a love that is quietly confident but deep down longs for a deeper romance. Yes, I was hoping the piece would be finished off with a prayer. Thank you for the challenge though.....
Donald Newton 13 Jan 2006
The point on intimacy is well made, but it felt like there should be more of a challenge to seek it or a suggestion on how to begin the search for that intimacy. Well written and thought provoking.




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