You and I are called to be people of intimacy with God. We were made for a close relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Though distractions abound, we are not alone: God’s Spirit is our Help.
The Lord is our first love and He loves us extravagantly. Despite life’s challenges, our pursuit is this: be rooted in relationship with Jesus.
John 15:5 says that without Jesus, we can do nothing. Outside of relationship with God, you and I do nothing of true significance:
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” (John 15:4 NKJV)
Fruit trees exist to bring forth a harvest of delicious fruit. But this can only come with the right location, water, and nutrients.
What ingredients are needed for our intimate relationship with God?
- Friendship with Jesus (the right location)
- God’s Holy Spirit (the water)
- God’s Word (the nutrients)
God has been reminding me: If you and I are engaged in a daily relationship with Him, we will produce good, lasting fruit.
We want to be a people who know our God intimately. This is God’s cry for us. Where are those who put God above all else?
We want highest place to be friendship with God. We must give our worries to Him and go all in.
We want to:
- Give worldly pursuits a back seat.
- Set our focus on Christ.
- Abide in Him even as we seek a miracle-filled life.
Let’s be a people of intimacy with God!
Lord, we yearn for a life of friendship and partnership with You. Help us grow in passion for You.
Help us make You our primary pursuit. We don’t want the mundane happenings of life to hold us back. Free us from anxiety. Give us hearts after You.
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3 NKJV)