Intimacy with God
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Before the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, man and God spent intimate time with each other. Toward the end of the day, God would come to find His creation to spend time with them. They were naked. They hid nothing from God. God knew everything about them and they enjoyed getting to know God.
The problem came when an intruder came into the place that they enjoyed being intimate and tempted man to focus on something else. Kind of like when you are praying and your mind is distracted by other things. You may choose to spend time with God, but once locked away in your prayer closet, your mind fills with things that have happened during the day, or with what you need to do, etc…This even happens at times when you are being intimate with your spouse. You know what you need to be doing, but the thoughts of life sneak in and steal that time to the point that you no longer enjoy it.
If you are not able to be intimate, how can you ever produce anything? God said to be fruitful and multiply. This is not pertaining to just the physical realm, but also to the spiritual.
It is very important to find a time when distractions would be to a minimal, for example either early in the morning before everybody gets up, or late at night after everyone goes to bed. You choose these times for your spouse, right? Pick a time that you do not already have set aside for your spouse and spend that time with God. Get before Him. Be naked.
Christ on the Cross restored the union of man and God that was lost in the Garden. Christ was completely naked on the cross before everyone so that He could restore the intimate relationship between man and God.
If you are newly married or if you have maintained your relationship with your spouse, then you have such a desire for him. You are passionate for him. You can’t wait…you get so impatient sometimes. You love him so much that you want to spend every waking hour with him. You don’t even have to be talking, but just to be in his presences is enough…you’ll even spend hours on the phone just listening to each other breathe.
There is no shame. You can be completely naked, but because you know his love for you regardless of any outward appearance you are completely unashamed.
As a matter of fact, you love him so much and he loves you so much that you don’t even see each other in the light of what the world says you should be. You are totally at ease regardless of how fat you may be, how much cellulite you may have, how messed up your hair is, how crooked your teeth are…none of that matters. And you look at him with love regardless of how fat he is, how crooked his teeth are, how bad his breath is…you ignore the spare tire and the scars from his childhood. This is how God sees you, and this is how we should see everyone that we come in contact with.
Love covers a multitude of sins, and just as you can look at your spouse and your spouse can look at you without seeing flaws, you should be able to look at everyone and see them as God sees them. It is because of His great love for you that He sees you as righteous.
Everything in the physical realm should be a teacher of what is taking place in the spiritual realm, although everything that happens in the physical manifested in the spirit realm first.
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