The Apostle James wrote:“…Come close to the one true God, and He will draw close to you…”
How can I be intimate with someone I can’t see, hear, or touch? God and I can’t go out for coffee or even give each other a hug. Yet we know that God created us for intimate fellowship with him. What's that supposed to look like?
But Christianity isn’t a solo endeavor - it’s a we thing. Our intimacy with God, through His son Jesus is also communal, maybe even more than it is private or personal. Those who have never known deep intimacy and intense companionship have missed the best part of Christian life. A we thing? We are baptized into one body, the body of Jesus. When we pray, as Jesus taught His disciples, we pray: ‘Our Father’ not ‘My Father.’ We do communion together; We sing praises together; We confess to one another; We grieve and heal with one another — we were made for community, and genuine intimacy with God rings truer when we are in authentic fellowship with one another.
My hope, my prayer, is that you will experience the joy and love that comes from having an intimate relationship with God. And that out of that love you will find intimacy with a special community of believers who will make the load of walking this earth a little lighter ~ #pkes