Posts Tagged ‘intimacy with god’
Dear friends, when you start praying the word of God you will never be outside His will and heart. It is a sure shot way to always live a lifestyle of stepping into answered prayers for anything in life. But deeper than that it is a way of communing with Him alone, to know Him and understand who He is. It is a way to relate to Him and Him relating to you that is just unique to Him and you alone. When you step into that place of letting His word do what it wants to and receive it, deeper revelations of who He is will overtake you so much so that you will not want to step out of that place with Him. We Christians have a problem of not abiding in Him that is why find ourselves in places we should not be. But have you ever thought that we can be so lost in communion with Him, yes as our daily lives are going on, yes when we are bombarded by distractions that demand our focus and attention, that it is difficult to even step out of that intimacy ? Give it a thought today!
This eternal life with our Father is surely more than just daily dealings of life or where our lives are going or which people or situations we deal with everyday. Every one of us who are born again are crying out with longing “Abba Daddy”. I pray that this desire within you becomes bigger than any other desire you may notice in you. Intimacy with our Father and truly knowing Him is the only key to our lives. The more we know Him the different we will live our lives. This kind of intimacy is only experienced in communing with Him and His word shows us how He thinks.Step into this intimacy with Him through praying His word.
Here is a small example in this video of what praying God’s word can look like.
Dear friends, if you believe in Jesus and have been born again by the Spirit then the priestly prayer of John 17:1-26 He prayed before going on the Cross for His sacrifice included you. Jesus poured out His precious holy blood for you. His blood speaks on behalf of you every time in front of God’s mercy seat. In His prayer He prayed that we might be one just as He and Father are one and that we might be in Him. His prayer was that into this oneness between Him and His Father we might be brought in be in a state of completeness and keep being in it. Father loves us just as He loved Jesus Himself. Beloved friends, this is a prayer of Jesus Himself and He always gets what He prays for. Shall we consider stepping into the full understanding and reality of this prayer of His ? If being in a state of completeness in Oneness was not possible then He couldn’t have been able to pray that. Think about it! It is with the help of precious Holy Spirit that we can even enter into the experiential reality of this prayer. If we are not experiencing and living daily in this reality then obviously we are not entering in when its so freely available. Enjoy this short snippet from the visual bible where Jesus prays the priestly prayer and let His words sink into you.
Enjoy this beautiful hymn to Jesus by Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong. What more in this world is worth that closeness with Jesus!
Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
I am weak, but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.
When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.