The concept of intimacy with God can be a strange thing. After all how can I be intimate with someone I can’t see, hear, or touch?
However, these earthly limitations are not a deterrence to God’s strong desire to have an intimate relationship with us.
Roman 5:8 in the Message Bible provides an amazing description of God’s desire for intimacy.
We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.
God wants us to experience the fullness of his goodness love, and grace.
And while there is no magical formula for developing an intimate relationship with God.
His Word tells us to Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33 (New Living Translation)
Living lives where we put God first in all that we do will create an intimacy worthy of what Jesus did for us on the Cross.
For as his Word says in Jeremiah 29:13 (The Message Bible):
When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.”
With our faith and God’s determined desire, the concept of intimacy with God is not a strange thing. For when are intimate with God life is so much better because He is everything that we need.