This week, we wrap up our series on the Core Value of Intimacy with God... In John 10:30, Jesus describes His intimate relationship with God the Father when He says, “I and the Father are one.” Further, we discover in John 17:20–21 that Jesus prays for each of His followers to experience that same level of intimacy.
Father, just as You are in Me,
and I am in You.
May they also be in Us.
It is amazing to know that Jesus was praying for our relationship with God to be as deep as His relationship with His Father. Through the prophet Jeremiah, God spoke about this intimacy when He said,
This is what the Lord says, let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know Me. - Jeremiah 9:23-24
God wants an intimate relationship with you just as God the Father and God the Son have an intimate relationship.
Relationships take time and intentionality. What are you doing to cultivate an intimate relationship with God? Write me or share with others how you're being intentional in your relationship with God. Let's Dare to Ask God for a closer, more intimate relationship.
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?
God’s passion for His people can not be extinguished. Do you embody this same passion?
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for you to know the love of God. Have you acknowledged His love for you?
God’s love is for all! Even the discounted, rejected, and despised. Do you believe in the love God has for you?