Deepen Your Intimacy

1John 1:1 NLT| “The one who existed from the beginning is the one we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is Jesus Christ, the Word of Life.”

Dear Blissful, today’s post is an encouragement to deepen your intimacy with the Holy Spirit. As you read what Apostle John’s wrote above, it becomes clear to you that he had a deep connection with Jesus. He was deeply intimate with Jesus.

The apostles of old walked intimately with God. These men were not satisfied with staying at the periphery, being spectators, they went all the way with God. Apostle Peter put it this way:

2 Peter 1:16 NLT | “For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the power of our Lord Jesus and his coming again. We have seen his majestic splendour with our own eyes.”

God wants to showcase His glory through you. He wants this generation to count you as one of the evidence that God exists.

However, this privilege is reserved for those who are not okay with maintaining religious status quo. It is for the seekers. It is for those who will deepen their intimacy with the Holy Spirit, no matter what it takes.

The prophet, Daniel, speaks of such people in this manner:

Daniel 11:32 KJV | “… But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”

Exploits are for those who know their God. It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word “yâdà” used as “know” is the same word used as “know” in Genesis 4:1 where Adam knew his wife and she conceived.

Genesis 4:1 KJV | “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived …”

Adam became intimate with his wife and she conceived. So, Daniel, who uses the same word, “yâdà”, is talking about intimacy with God.

Distinction, overflow, absence of stress and tremendous bliss at this time are for those who go deeper with the Holy Spirit. Don’t remain at the sidelines, God beckons. Deepen your intimacy with the Holy Spirit and enjoy the privileges God has reserved for those who are intimate with Him.