Intimacy With God (Pt.2)

Oct 23, 2013   //   by Tina McCrea   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Intimacy With God (Pt.2)

The Worship Encounter: “Lord Give Me You!”

 

“God, Restore & Reawaken My Confidence, Joy, Trust, & Hope in Your Wisdom, Character, Will, & Plan!”

 

This is our Day #2 Focus Target: Knowing God more Intimately and Rebuilding the Foundation of, “Who is God, and Who am I in Christ?” You are the representation of Christ/God on and in the earth. You are the image of God and you were created after His likeness. So when temptation comes into your life, ask yourself, “If this situation is in alignment with God’s image, likeness, and will for my life?”

 

2 Corinthians 5:17

 

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

 

 

Step #1 To Intimacy & New Life

You Can Begin Again! New Life awaits you when you rebuild the foundation of an Intimate relationship with God in your Life!

 

It All Begins and Ends with God:

You must go deeper in the Lord. You have to be drawn into a greater intimate relationship with Him. God is the Creator (Architect) of your life; He holds the blueprint. Therefore, you have to go to the manufacturer in order to understand completely who you are, what you are called to do, and how to live in joy and happiness. This is essentially peace in Him. These things combined bring about peace. You might not understand it all, but in a deep and meaningful relationship with God, you will be able to have peace.

 

Now on a scale of 1-5, “Where are you in your relationship with God?” (1): you go to God only when you need something or when you are in trouble. You do not pray often. (2): you spend some/minimal time with God mainly on Sundays and in bad situations. (3): you are growing in your relationship with God and trying at least twice a week to make time for Him. (4): you strive several days a week to pray, read the Bible, worship, and commune with God. (5): you don’t begin a day without praying to God, you talk to Him throughout the day, and you make it a priority to commune with Him, always. If you look at where you placed God on this scale, then you have your answer for the way you feel or perceive your life!

 

If God is a low priority, then so is your happiness and joy. Furthermore, your joy and happiness is not complete until you put God in His proper place in your life, which is First! Put God above everything else and everyone else. Don’t get me wrong; various situations in life cause us to have to strive to do this, but you can’t afford not to consistently plan to make time for God daily.

 

 

If you would spend at least 15-30 minutes daily with God, instantly your happiness and joy would go to another level. Turn the cell phone, the TV, the computer and everything else off and just sit in the presence of God. Pray, worship, read the Bible, and then finally sit silently before God so He can talk back to you.

 

 

Now that you have committed to doing this daily, you will see transformation. If you go back to Genesis (the Beginning), happiness and joy was found in God and in Him alone. When God created Adam, God was his only companion. After God communed with Adam for a season, then He created another relationship when He created Eve. However, before He gave them to each other, He did not cheat Eve out of her personal time with Him. God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, so He could minister to His daughter. You have to spend time with God, in order to know who you are, and what peace, joy, and happiness really is. If it was needed in the beginning, then it is needed right now in our lives. You can’t bypass God and think you will be fulfilled; it all begins and ends with Him. God is the Alpha and the Omega!

 

 

It is only until you know and love God, that you can love yourself and your life. Loving yourself is foundational to being happy. You can’t be happy with yourself apart from God. You were created in His likeness; therefore, you are an image (representation) of Him in the earth. Honestly, do you love yourself? If people really knew what you thought of yourself, what would be their reaction? Are you just faking it until you make it? Be disciplined in every area of your life. Think of yourself in a new manner; remember, you are the image of God.

 

“God took a picture of himself and when He developed it, you came out on the image!”

Spiritual Weekly Assignments:

  • Journal ever day
  • Pray every day
  • Worship every day

Intimate Journal Questions:

1. Who is God to me?

2. Who am I in Christ?

3. What does an Intimate relationship with God look like to me?

4. What are my faith challenges in believing God for the plan and purpose for my life?

5. What distracts me from drawing closer to God?

6. How do my emotions play a role in knowing God more/better?

 

 

Song By: Shana Wilson “Lord Give Me You”

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