“…Father, simply as you might be in me and I’m in you. Might additionally they be in us… that they might be one as we’re one — I in them and also you in me — in order that they might be introduced to finish unity.” John 17:21-23
Do you need an ongoing intimacy with God? All my life, I’ve needed to be near God — not simply as a well-known, feel-good acquaintance, however as a “past love” relationship that lives and thrives on a moment-by-moment expertise of his energy, presence, and peace. Even after a few years of following Jesus, I noticed, by way of some premature, undesirable life classes, that I can by no means accept a stagnant religion and but count on to expertise deep intimacy with God. Typically, my forgetful, faithless coronary heart marvels that an ongoing intimacy with God is even potential.
In John 17, Jesus’ prayer for believers reminds us that intimacy with God just isn’t solely potential, however is his need. Jesus desires each believer to expertise the identical deep relational intimacy that he skilled with the Father. Jesus defines true intimacy with the Father and himself by declaring, “you are in me… I am in you … they also be in us … that they may be brought to complete unity.” This intimate, irrefutable interplay is God’s design and need for each believer who prioritizes him as his or her “past love.”
Are you experiencing a stagnant religion journey or non secular discontent? Don’t enable life’s distractions or difficulties to have an effect on your relationship with God. God designed us for deep intimacy. Don’t, nevertheless, confuse intimacy with familiarity.
Religious discontent momentarily subsides once we restore the “past love” relational intimacy with our Lord. Reclaim and restore a “past love” relationship with Jesus, and, in the future at a time — one breath at a time —, you’ll start to expertise an insatiable, irrefutable intimacy with God.
Expensive Heavenly Father, thanks in your ongoing pursuing affection. You created and redeemed me for a relational intimacy. Assist me to prioritize my relationship with you above all else so I’ll expertise that deep relational intimacy with you all the times of my life. Amen.
By Allan Mitchell
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