Part 2 – Lost in the “How” of Pursuing and Craving Intimacy with God
We’re All Connected in the Kingdom
God’s treasure and His heart is in people. We should settle our hearts and have peace among others. If you experience adversity with others, know that their daggers mean nothing in the presence of God. He fights for you. But living without peace can stop the flow of God through us to others. Lack of peace can also effect our relationship with God.
Defining Your Relationship With God
God are we friends? Casual, close, BFFs?
Do I see You as Provider, Father, My First Love, My Everything?
What part of me have I not… or stopped giving to You?
Do I truly treasure You above all things?
There are many other questions you could ask… but I want to tell you one thing I KNOW He may ask us all.
He may ask you… “Have YOU committed to Me fully? Have you committed to the things I’ve been leading you to do?
Revelation 3:15-16 says 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Sounds cold? Well let me ask. If YOU were in love with someone, and they went back and forth with you and never established where they stood with you. What would you say? Wouldn’t you want to know what you were dealing with? If they said they loved you and pledged their life to you, wouldn’t you want a real relationship with them… knowing where they stand? God feels no different.
Read Rev 3:14-21 and you’ll see better what I mean.
The Whole Point of Fasting, Prayer and Bible Reading/Study
Once we seek out answers to these types of questions, we may go to the Word of God to get more insight. We may sense that we have a lot of distractions and we have trouble really hearing from Him, so we may go on a fast. We may want to feel closer to Him or just empty out or hearts, or ask Him to protect and bless someone we know or care about… so we begin to pray. These things are an extension of your heart disposition. So periodically break open your heart and explore where you are with God.
After you’ve done a bit of self discovery this week, next we will will pick up Part 3 that explains:
Types of Relationships and more…