The title of my blog is “To Know God Intimately”. But what is Intimacy? The Webster Dictionary defines the word “intimacy” as:
(1): the state of being Intimate:
Familiarity (2): something of a personal or private nature.
Synonyms given for intimacy are: belonging, chumminess, closeness,
inseparability, familiarity and nearness.
In today’s world sex-focused world when someone says they are intimate with someone the word “intimate” is usually used in the sexual content. In reality intimacy should be referring to a much deeper relationship whether to people or to God. So how does an intimate relationship relate to God? Every synonym listed above describes what intimacy with God is all about.
Belonging: First, and most importantly, we must have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal savior. We must have confessed our sins and asked forgiveness. If we have done
this and profess in our hearts and with our mouths that Jesus Christ is our Savior, we are God’s child. We now have a sense of belonging to someone bigger and greater than ourselves. We belong to a King. We are a precious child of the King.
Chumminess: As the worship song says, “I am a friend of God…and He is a friend of mine.”
Closeness: As a friend of God we grow closer and closer to Him. We share our deepest hearts desires, and we begin to know the very heart of God. We begin to fellowship
with God. We begin to take on His likeness. This is accomplished through reading His Word, reading books written by Godly men and women, fellowshipping
with other Christians.
Inseparability: Nothing can separate us from His love, and we will not let anything keep us from loving Him.
Familiarity: We get to know God’s character. We begin to learn what He wants from us, what makes Him happy, what makes Him sad, and our heart and His begin to beat as one. We do this by daily reading His Word and through prayer. We must listen to Him as well as make petitions to Him.
Nearness: He is always with us, and He will never leave us. He promised that. Even when we don’t feel Him, God is still there.
Intimacy with God is not knowing about God; it is knowing Him up close and personal.
God created us to have an intimate relationship with Him. When man sinned God loved us so much that He sent His only son Jesus to die a horrible death on a cross to save us from our sins and eternity in hell. He died also to restore an intimate relationship with God. He loves you and wants you to really know and love Him. He wants an intimate relationship with you. He is reaching out to you constantly. Will you take the challenge? Tell me how you have grown intimate with God?