Daily Devotional – Intimacy With God
Speaking as a woman, when you enter into a relationship or even just like a guy…. You want to know EVERYTHING about him. In the first few months, there’s nothing more special than learning his favorite color, his favorite music, his favorite books, artwork, and films.
You want to know where he came from, his parents, his background, and friends. You want to understand the things that make him happy and what makes him tick. If you find out he likes shoes, you’ll spend your last dime to get your shoe game on point to keep his interest. I can only imagine that the feeling is the same for a man who likes a woman romantically.
It’s an exciting time. A time of building closeness called intimacy. The crazy part is this is the same closeness God expects of us in our relationship with him. God, like His creation, craves intimacy. He wants us to know Him on the level of relationship, not prayer requests.
God desires that we dine with him and seek to understand His heart. He wants to be dated and talked to. He wants us to create a heart for Him, because He already has a heart for us.
That closeness is how our faith is built, that closeness is how He can entrust us with more of His secrets and His glory.
The singer Prince once called God, “Lovesexy” I see that aspect of Himself in the relationship He desires with us.
However, God is a perfect gentleman and He will not force Himself on us- He just stands at the door and knocks.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20