It still amazes me that God cares for His children with such intimacy. The God of the universe walks with us every day through His Spirit He left with us.
Early this past Sunday morning, a friend texted Julie the following: “Go to church!”. That was it. Julie and I looked at each other a little confused and I said, “Ok, that is the plan, right?” The friend didn’t know why God wanted her to text us, she just knew what He wanted her to say… “Go!”.
She was obedient to Her Father’s will even when she didn’t know why. In this case she can know the fruit of her obedience but many times we do not. We trust Him even when we can’t see the results… that is faith… that is success!
You may have guessed… as the morning progressed, the stress from our recent loss combined with the normal challenges of life was causing us to become frustrated and weary. As the thought to stay home started to creep in, God’s words came to mind: “Go to church!”.
That is the intimacy of our Father! He wants to walk with us every day! He goes before us to prepare the way. God has turned our sorrow into rejoicing and turned our frustration into joy… all through the intimacy of His care for us. He longs to be intimate with us but we must heed His voice and allow the fruit of His intimacy to transform our lives.
Jesus gave us the parable of the prodigal son so we would know how much our Father desires to be with us… even when we fail.
Today, draw close to Jesus through faith and you can experience the intimacy of God.
“And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” (Luke 15:20)
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (Romans 8:14-16)
“He is indivisible from the Father and the Son, so that if you were to be suddenly transferred to heaven itself you wouldn’t be any closer to God than you are now, for God is already here.”
― A.W. Tozer, How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit
— with Kristen Huffman.
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- “Faith gives us hope beyond our circumstances and peace within them!”
- “Grief is swallowed up in the light of His glory and grace!”
- “Heaven is as close to us as we are to Jesus!”
- “Through faith in Jesus we experience the intimacy of God!”
- “Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?'” (John 11:40)
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