14 Sep Series Two; Intimacy.
Last Sunday we continued with our new series “Conversations with God”. The principle we discussed is
this: “God is waiting to meet with us close-up and personal. He longs to reveal Himself to us and include
us in His plans as a true friend.”
We talked about Moses who met God face to face and developed a beautiful, intimate relationship with
God through regular conversations with God. The book of Exodus is worth reading to see how Moses
engaged closely with God. Exodus 33:11 says “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one
speaks to a friend.” Wow!!
We often talk about God being our Father. But He also longs to be a close friend, the kind whose
company you always enjoy and who shares his/her deepest secrets with you. As you build that intimacy
with God, not only will He guide you, He will also bring you into His plans: He will show you the things
that break His heart and the things that make Him laugh.
One way people define intimacy is “into me you see”. That’s how we should engage with God: go to him
with no hidden agenda, no masks and no pretense. Just free to be exactly who we are and allow Him to
deeply see us.
We also shared some practical ways to build intimacy. The key is to make time in your day to just enjoy
God’s presence undisturbed. Find a way that works for you – whether it’s an early morning
conversation, quiet time on the beach, a long walk or time alone as you travel to work or school. As you
develop that intimacy you will learn to hear His voice as He seeks to guide you and converse with you –
just like He did with Moses.
Here are some points to ponder as you develop your own intimacy with God:
1. God wants to reveal Himself to you – He is not just a faithful Father but a loyal friend.
2. Though God is Holy He is approachable and has made a way for us to come to Him without fear
because of the death and resurrection of Jesus. We can boldly approach Him because we have been
made righteous by Jesus.
3. God is aware of our struggles and wants to partner with us and help us. He is waiting to give us
instructions and divine strategies. Download His wisdom every day!
Verse to meditate on this week – short and sweet: “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”
(James 4:8) #Relevance #ConversationsWithGod #Intimacy