P-90X #Prayerfor90Days Intimacy with God Pt.3

Oct 24, 2013   //   by Tina McCrea   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on P-90X #Prayerfor90Days Intimacy with God Pt.3

Intimacy with God = Relationship with God

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In order to have Intimacy with God, You Must See Your Need for God.

 

An intimate relationship with God will cause you to have more intimacy & joy with yourself, your life, and other relationships… until you love God right, you cannot love anyone else right, not even yourself!

 

Need: An essential requirement or duty, or obligation, an urgent want as of something required, a condition or situation in which something is required or wanted.

 

God should be an urgent want in your life, you should require that your life will involve God in every aspect. The only way this can be achieved is if you surrender completely. We were designed to fellowship with God, and it is the greatest pleasure our souls will ever know on earth. Ask the Lord to draw you closer to Him. If you have been too busy or distracted to dedicate time on a daily basis, pray for the grace to make fellowship with Him a priority. Wait on the Lord, and He will fill you with incredible joy in His presence.

 

God knows you because he created you… Your First Birth was His Choice… but does God know you through your Second Birth (your rebirth, being born again)? God knows you from the standpoint of two (2) ways: 1. Intimately through His Son Jesus Christ & 2. Through Your works.

 

Does God Know You?  Do You Know God?

 

Do you make yourself Available for Him to know?

 

Knowing God Through His Son Jesus Christ:

 

“No One Can Come to the Father Except by Me.”

 

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

 

Jesus is our access to intimacy with God. You can’t have or know God without first surrendering to Jesus. Jesus is one with the Father and He desires us to be one with Him also.

 

John 10:30

I and My Father are one.

 

John 17:21-22

That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.

 

Knowing God Through Your Works:

 

Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV)

 

I Never Knew You

 

 

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

 

We cannot know God and our works not be in line with God’s will. If what you do is not in line with God’s will it is iniquity (outside of the will of God). There is No Will Outside the Will of God!

 

How to Be Close to God:

 

·         Confess Your Sins

·         Give God Adoration, Thanksgiving, & Praise

·         Sit Silently daily in the Presence of God

 

The word Know is defined as to perceive or understand as fact or truth; to apprehend clearly and with certainty, to have established or fixed in the mind or memory, to be cognizant or aware of something. To know means to be acquainted with (a thing, place, person, etc.), as by sight, experience, or report, to understand from experience or attainment, and to have a familiarity or grasp of, as through study or experience.

 

God has to be known beyond your sensory feelings, but you must commit to being acquainted with Him! It is in knowing Him that you will trust Him! Knowing God will not always be a honeymoon or euphoric experience. Many times like Job, you will really know the many faces, sides, and names of God through the vicissitudes of life.

 

Romans 10:17

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 

The faith that you need to know God and stay committed to Him comes from you Listening & Hearing the Voice of God! You hear to understand, but you Listen in order to obey that whichhas been said. So if you feel that you don’t know God, is it because you don’t Listen to Him? Many of us hear His voice, but a lot of times we don’t obey. Meaning- we do not have corresponding actions to what we have just heard! 

 

We learned earlier this week that God has already made the first steps in knowing us, so today, it is our turn to make our move. You move when you are committed to listening and obeying God. So, our first step is to decide to be intimate and have a committed and constant relationship with Him!

 

If you ever think you have come to the end of God and that you know all there is to know, then you will be surprised to find that you have not even learned a tenth of Who God is. In all honesty, it is impossible in our sinful and mortal beings to know God fully as we will know Him in our eternal resting place in our glorified heavenly bodies (if we have made Jesus our eternal hope and Savior). That is why John 3:16 states, “that if we believe in Him, then we will not perish, but have everlasting life.” It takes eternal and everlasting life to know God fully. He is time in and out of time, He was there when there was no beginning (before there ever was anything to be) and He will be there in the end!

 

God is so Grand that He is Unsearchable! So happy hunting in learning, knowing, growing, and encountering God forever!

 

Psalm 145:3

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is Unsearchable.

 

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How Unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

 

“God Wants you to know Him, Desires for you to know Him fully, and Created you to Encounter, Experience, and Express Love with Him!”

 

 

 

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