Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of god has been poured out in our hearts by the holy spirit who was given to us. You simply cannot have a good, intimate relationship with god or with your spouse if you cannot trust. A gentle song in my mind that helps to slow me down and focus me on being still is helpful to the process. We are not magicians before the throne, calling things into existence by using the mighty name of jesus, but we are friends of god known.
Of course, we cannot fathom the deepest part of god, but he condescends to our. Developing intimacy with god a prayer strategy from 60 seconds to 60 minutes in prayer. Being as close to him as you want to be meyer, joyce on. National cursillo center mailing december 2010 the cursillos in christianity movement provides us with a sure method to enable us to live what is fundamental for being a christian in our godgiven environments. He wants you to succeed in being everything he created you to be and having the life jesus came to give you. The word intimacy carries with it the aspects of a relationship with someone where you are vulnerable, loving, trusting, etc. Our experience of god s nearness or distance is not a description of his actual proximity to us, but of our experience of intimacy with him. David kyle foster read more about spiritual life growth, christian living, and faith. Being that it is a relationship, the 8 keys to intimacy with god are similar to some of the keys to have a good relationship. I decided to share what ive learned from my own experiences.
Intimacy with god is not a spiritual state to achieve, but a relationship. I strongly recommend this material for personal and or class room study, as it will stretch, challeng and develope right thinking towards god as well as who we are a sons and daughters in chirst. It feels like christianity has too many formulas already. Validly like god communion of saints fellowship, with god unity harmony knowledge, of jesus christ divine messenger unity, gods goal of. The place of intimacy with god in philosophy and theology. Intimacy with god bible study book pursuing intimacy. He passionately sought god through prayer, repentance, and obedience. Derek flood intimacy with god dependent on god, and the only secret is that if we desire to know god more, we must rely on god for our answernot on anything we can learn or do, but on god. To have an intimate relationship with god means that the deepest part of you is having a relationship with a deep part of god. Moses, david and, of course, jesus had an intimate relationship with god. Remember that intimacy with god is all about having a restored and close relationship with god, and is not the same as a religion.
Spend time with god getting to know him in unhurried preparation. Its going to be very hard to compel someone to follow christ, if we arent following christ ourselves on a daily basis. Religion is very much different than having a restored relationship with god through his son jesus christ. Knowing him turns the impossible into the possible, and increases our faith. Thus this book is an attempt to practically sketch out in. Getting intimate with god through worship god speaks i. Getting intimate with god through worship june 26, 20 camary1996 god. What could be more intimate than god identifying the love of god as being like that of a mother who comforts her child.
The lords prayerline bible lesson intimacy with god page 5 of 15 3know ye that the lord he is god. You cant be intimate with god, without establishing a personal relationship with him. There are stores of wine, and oil, and corn, hidden in the midst of our jerusalem, upon which the saints of god are evermore sustained and nurtured. Developing intimacy with god praisebegin by praising god, declaring all that god is. A theology of intimacy with god kregel publications. Getting intimate with god this movie was filmed for the christian filmmakers contest 2010. The question of perceived intimacy with god is an interesting one. Feeling led to approach this subject from a different angle. The excitement and fulfillment from experiencing close friendship with god has. Multiplied millions of people believe that god is the creator of the universe, but fewer experience the wonderful relationship of him as fatherwhich is where the intimacy starts. You and i can learn from his example how to enjoy closeness with our heavenly father. Being intimate with god apostle loretta williams fresh manna. In intimacy with god, cynthia heald turns the most emotional book of scripture into a place to express your hearts deepest needs. In what other ways has god revealed his heart to you.
Summary most of lifes problems can be solved by being alone with god and having an intimate relationship with him. This is our god the supreme being in the universe, creator of everything and ruler over all and he is so in love. Friends, intimacy with god and others is the intended purpose of life, both here and in heaven. Our flaws, talents, idiosyncrasies, the way we roll our eyes, or move our handsthose are the things our loved ones have studied and can mimic with precision.
Many christians who feel that they do not have intimacy with god actually do have intimacy with him, but they are misinterpreting a lack of emotion for lack of gods presence. Talking with god face to face is a transforming experience from glory to glory for every christian. He wants you to have a close, personal relationship with him of intimacy, simplicity and obedience. If our desire is to know god more intimately, and if we.
So in this session here, were gonna be talking about intimacy with god. There are many methods, and sometimes it seems hard to accomplish. Being intimate with jesus christ through a relationship. Intimacy is what we call the experience of really knowing and being known by another person. Ask him for the grace and strength to overcome those obstacles. Paul was known in spiritual realms as a friend of god, and therefore a force to be reckoned with. Six disciplines of prayer from 60 seconds to 60 minutes in prayer intimacy with god. It may require time and effort but will prove itself in a transformed life and the intense joy of experiencing god s presence. Being intimate with god is a great tool for teaching and developing people in right relationship with god. This sermon compares the intimacy of a married couple with that of man and god through prayer. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the spirit of the lord. What if i told you that by not having sex you can actually increase the intimacy in your relationship.
The church has a deep well of joy, of which none can drink but her own children. Developing an intimate relationship with christ source. We err greatly if we think of intimacy with christ as some lofty level of mysterious, feelingsbased communion with the divineas if it involved some knowledge of god that goes beyond what scripture has revealed. A h u n g e r fo r god desiring god through fasting and prayer john piper foreword by david platt and francis chan wheaton, illinois hunger for god.
Ultimately, your greatest need for intimacy is to know the god who. God created you as a sexual being so that you might understand what it means to long, to desire and to crave intimate oneness. And since i already had so much practice being quiet before god and mentoring people to do the same, i should be able to handle. Youll find yourself becoming more honest and vulnerable before god as you track the psalmists struggles and triumphs on their way to intimacy with god. The lords prayerline bible lesson intimacy with god page 1 of 15. Romantic relationships, relationship quality, wellbeing one of the strongest links to subjective wellbeing is the quality of ones social relationships frisch, 2005. State every name, description, and character trait that comes to mind. Anne realized that if she had a personal, intimate relationship with the savior of this universe, then whatever. Father and son in one another god sending others godhead god being with us identity in christ one church church, unity of. Concentrate full attention on loving god with your whole being. Seventh, to know god is to claim jesus future as my own. In what ways have you experienced gods direction or concern for a person, a situation, or even a country while being intimate with god.
To have a nodding acquaintance with the creator of the universe is no small thought. Davids life was full of strife, but also full of god. What keeps me from having a more intimate relationship with god. It portrays the general misconception of what it means to.
Weve been given a spirit that can communicate with his spirit. It is natural for christians to long to experience the closeness of an intimate relationship with god. This kind of worship and prayer along with the intense presence of the holy spirit allows us to have a very intimate relationship with god our father. Scripture shows us that god is intimate with those who trust him. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine. True intimacy with god is something that has been sought by christians since christ walked the earth. Developing intimacy with god in prayer global prayer. We may think what we need is more faith, more trust, holiness, hunger. Intimacy with god nonencumbered modern language what it means to be intimate. I dont want the title of this article to mislead you by suggesting that there is some formula for developing an intimate relationship with god. This is as true in our relationship with god as it is in our relationships with other human beings. Bible verses about intimacy with god bible verses related to intimacy with god from the king james version kjv.
It implies that you and i are daily spending time with god. To know god is to be joyfully content in all circumstances because he is enough. Gods call for intimacy intimacy with god intimacy with god. God is really like, the prospect of the fulfillment of that concept becomes most exciting. To help us comprehend what closeness with the lord looks like, lets examine the writings of david, whom the bible calls a man after gods own heart. God created human beings with fellowship in mindfirst with himself and then with others. This book is a modest attempt to aid gods hungry children so to find him. Our minds are like wild stallions that do not want to be tamed. The stanzas of the living flame of love sing of an elevated union within the intimate depths of the spirit. An intimate personal relationship with jesus christ by kevin bart, knowing god by j. Waitingget as comfortable as you can and bring your mind and spirit into a time of complete silence to the world. The happiest people report having the most satisfying social lives. July th, 2003 the restoring of our intimacy with god through prayer i cant tell you how many sermons ive heard and done on prayer. Read the following bible verses and write what you learn about god.269 381 1594 17 446 1481 315 716 109 327 200 40 959 257 1235 1411 551 745 1376 1566 1500 889 56 1177 18 1297 57 1157 234 1222 1385 1176 118 604