The topic for today is not intimacy with God but intimacy with YOUR Lord. I pray the Lord will kindle a fresh fire for the Love of Jesus after this study. We are in the last days when the love of many is waxing cold.
Intimacy with your Lord will not come by reading a book or hearing a message but by opening the depth of your soul for an inner working of the Lord that turns you in and out and sets your gaze upon Jesus to make His love fill your soul and direct the very core of your existence. If you have this, you won’t need to be told to flee from sin or not to compromise. If you catch this fire, you will have no other choice than to live for Jesus all your life.
The foundation of your intimacy with your Lord is wanting the Lord for who He is not just because He will help you. God wants the fellowship, like He had with Adam in the garden. Not because of ministry or problems but for intimacy with you. The first call of God for any man is to intimacy before service (Mark 3:14). In Matthew 26:6-13, Mary lavished her very existence on Jesus, this was a product of a heart-felt love and Jesus commended that act.
The reason many people don’t get into intimacy is because they do not take time to have the love-touch from Jesus; not many have received the true love of God . Can you remember the message that got you saved? What encounter brought you to the Lord? What happened to you? There is a measure of Jesus’ love you will not know when you have not known Him. When you find yourself gradually slipping away and always needing to be persuaded by the Holy Ghost over and over, you need to renew your life with what Jesus did for you.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for a renewed fellowship and I receive a fresh fire upon my personal alter. Oh, that I may enjoy sweet communion with you in Jesus’ name. Amen
Bible in a year: 1 Kings 9:1-10:29, Acts 8:14-40, Psalm 130:1-8, Proverbs 17:2-3