Psalms 63:1-3 (ESV) “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So, I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”
The path to radical intimacy with God is a journey that requires intentionality, commitment, and surrender. It is a journey that can be challenging at times, but it is also a journey that is filled with joy, peace, and transformation.
The first step on this path is to cultivate a heart, that is hungry for God. This hunger can be awakened through prayer, worship, and reading His word. As we spend time in His presence, we begin to develop a deeper desire to know Him more intimately.
The second step is to cultivate a heart, that is willing to surrender. Radical intimacy requires that we lay down our own desires, our own plans, and our own agenda to follow Him wholeheartedly. This requires humility, trust, and a willingness to let go of control.
The third step is to cultivate a heart, that is obedient to God’s will. Radical intimacy requires obeying His word, even when it’s difficult or unpopular. This requires courage, faith, and a willingness to take risks for the kingdom’s sake.
Finally, the path to radical intimacy requires, that we cultivate a heart that is rooted in community. We were not created to walk this path alone, and it is through the support and encouragement of other believers, that we can stay the course. This requires vulnerability, honesty, and a willingness to be accountable to others.
As we walk this path to radical intimacy with God, we will experience the fullness of His love, the power of His presence, and the joy of living in His will. We will discover that intimacy with Him is the most satisfying and fulfilling experience we could ever have. And we will be transformed from the inside out, becoming more like Him with each step we take on this journey.
What are the barriers that are keeping me from experiencing deeper intimacy with God?
How can I overcome them, and walk in greater closeness with Him?
Father, I receive grace to live above every distraction to loving You, in Jesus’ name.