We were created for relationships. We are relational beings. We were created for fellowship and intimacy with each other and with our God…
Then the LORD God said,
“It is not good for the man to be alone…”
Then sin entered the picture…
They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day,
and the man and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
Then the LORD God called to the man,
and said to him, “Where are you?”
Sin came and made a separation in the One relationship that was designed to meet our every need for intimacy because He is the core for our desire to even be intimate. Deep down we are trying to meet a need for intimacy with each other that can only be met through intimacy with our Creator God… the Lover of our soul, the Creator of our soul, the only One who can truly see our hearts.
…for God sees not as man sees,
for man looks at the outward appearance,
but the LORD looks at the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7
Today let us get focused on seeking intimacy from the One whose relationship matters most…
In her book Shannon Ethridge shares, In our quest for relational intimacy, remember there is Someone we can whisper our heart’s desires to and get our boosts from who isn’t going to jeopardize our integrity but will strengthen it.
If you are thinking, No way will talking to God ever excite me like talking to a man, then you haven’t allowed yourself to be courted by our Creator. The same God whose words possessed the power to form the entire universe longs to whisper into your hungry heart words that have the power to thrill you, heal you, and draw you into a deeper love relationship than you ever imagined possible.
A guy may tell you look fine, but God’s says,
Then the King will desire your beauty…
A man may tell you, “Of course I love you,” but God’s says,
…“I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
Even your husband may tell you “I’m committed to you until death,” but God says,
…for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU,
NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
Make time to retreat to a quiet place with the Lover of your soul. Speak whatever is on your heart, and then listen as God speaks straight from His heart directly to yours.
Jesus came to bridge that relational divide that occurred that day in the garden. He came to restore us to fellowship with our Creator and God. Remember precious one, the veil was torn, the dividing wall has been torn down, you can go boldly into His throne of grace…
Remember that you are accepted in Christ, you are secure in Christ, and you are significant in Christ… God so desired to be in a relationship with you… He so desires that you know Him as He know you
that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive,
because it does not see Him or know Him,
but you know Him because He abides with you
and will be in you.
but if anyone loves God,
he is known by Him.
1 Corinthians 8:3
He came all the way from glory to rescue you…
Trust me, Lady Gaga knows nothing about being on the edge of glory… but Jesus does… He willingly jumped off the edge of glory to rescue you because He wants you to see His glory and to share in it with Him…
The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
“O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
~ Jesus (John 17:22-26)
Today you challenge is to listen to Jesus. Today is the day to seek that quiet place and retreat with the Lover of your soul… don’t put Him off. This is how much He loves you…
And sweet sister know…
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,