Intimacy with God – Do You Make This Your Key Priority in Life?
Tap into the Great Power Source and Change Your Outlook!
Unfortunately, the natural thing for most of us to do…
is become absorbed in our day-to-day problems and demands.
On any given day, many people face stressful situations,
extreme trials, and even heartbreaks with marriages,
family members, or friends.
All this tends to keep the focus on self.
Learning to Look Beyond
When we learn to look beyond the trials and obstacles and fix our eyes on Jesus, and believe God is Sovereign, we will begin to have a different perspective and response to everything we face. The Bible teaches us that God uses all things, even the painful things, for the good of believers. One of the positive results of trials is the intimacy that can develop when we turn to the Lord for help.
“We know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”
— Romans 8:28
Intimacy with God – A Key Priority
God desires an intimate, loving relationship with us, and we should make this relationship our TOP priority. Intimacy with God begins with turning to Him and humbling ourselves before Him. It involves regular time in His Word, time in prayer, and patiently waiting for Him to speak to our hearts.
As we develop a deeper relationship with the Lord, we will understand that every hardship has a purpose. We have lessons to be learned and maturity to be gained. And remember, God has promised to meet the needs of His children, if they come to Him, seek Him diligently, and obey Him.
We can’t live above our circumstances in our own strength, but we certainly can by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Steps for a Closer Walk with the Lord
One – Give God the daily worship He deserves because of who He is and His finished work on the cross. Let Him know you love Him.
Two – Take time to confess all known sin; knowing that if you do, God is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Three – Give thanks regularly to God for all He has done in your life and in your world.
Fourth – Take time to pray daily and ask God to supply your needs.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
— Philippians 4:6
What’s stopping you? Why not tap into the great power source in life? For each of us, our priority in life should be intimacy with God.
May you continually walk closer to the Lord and live a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you always –
The Secret of the LORD – Discover the Key to the Treasures of Life!
Do You Fear the LORD?
Secrets are something we all have and not all secrets are bad. We share our secrets with those who are in close relationship with us and who we can trust. God has some secrets He would like to share with those who are in an intimate relationship with Him.
How do we enter into an intimate relationship with God?
Fear of God is the starting point to having an intimate relationship with Him.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
People tend to love a distorted image of Jesus that they create with their own imagination and understanding.
Don’t be fooled, a lack of holy fear separates us from intimacy with God.
How do you obtain this necessary fear of the Lord? (Proverbs 2:1-5)
1) Receive the Word of God. “My son, if you will receive my words, …”
2) Hide His Commandments in You. “… And hide my commandments with you; …”
3) Incline Your Ear to Wisdom. “… So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, …”
4) Apply Your Heart to Understanding. “… and apply your heart to understanding; …”
5) Cry Out For Knowledge & Discernment. “… Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding; …”
6) Seek it and Search as You Would for Hidden Treasures. “… If you seek her as silver, and search for her as hidden treasures; then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.”
The fear of the LORD is the key to Unlock His Treasures.
Fear of the Lord is the key that unlocks His treasures in our lives.
“And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.” — Isaiah 33:6
God desires that we draw near to Him, but this is impossible without a holy fear. It is not about being scared of God. The person who fears God has nothing to hide because he knows his life is an open book before God. He puts God’s desires before the desires of himself and others.
How does God know if we fear Him?
We obey Him. Evidence of a holy fear is obedience to God’s commandments.
The Secret of the LORD is with Those Who Fear Him
“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant.” Psalm 25:14
A holy fear of the Lord produces unconditional obedience in our hearts and lives. The Lord is drawn to those who fear Him and He works in them both to will and to do His good pleasure. Those that fear the Lord enjoy his secret and treasures.
May you draw near to God as He draws near to you and experience a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you,
P.S. Inspiration to write this article came from two highly recommended resources: The Bible and John Bevere’s book Drawing Near, A Life of Intimacy with God