There is a vast difference between knowing about God, and “knowing” God. Our churches, Bible colleges and seminaries, are full of people who have accumulated a great deal of knowledge “about” God. Some a doctorate in theology and received high marks for their thesis, yet they do not “know” God! We have evangelists who are in great demand to speak […]
Jesus had told His followers, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Obedience to God is something many make light of. Yet, Jesus did associate love with obedience! When we trulyloveHim, obeying Him and His commandments becomes a natural outcome of our life as a believer. The two work together to draw us into intimacy with God. We […]
In this series we have looked at quite a number things that have to do with our walk of intimacy with God. We are going to look at something in this portion of the study that is sometimes overlooked in our day. This is “Purity.” We will spend some time looking at this in this study. We know that God […]
Walking in intimacy with God is something that many do not give a second thought to. Yet, the Bible tells us that God is quite aware of those who take the time and make the effort to do so–with great spiritual rewards. It is worth noting that God is not looking for people who live flawless lives, but rather, he […]
In going deeper in the study of walking in intimacy with God, I would like to spend a little time looking into the need for “meditation.” I am not referring to an eastern version of mysticism, nor “transcendental meditation” that became quite popular in the west starting in the 1960’s. For those that are living the life of a Christ-follower, […]
In a world that is moving as fast as today’s world, it takes making a conscious effort to make time to commune with God. The best of the relationship between a human and his Creator does not come with a quick prayer over a meal or our “now I lay me down to sleep” prayer. A close walk with God must be pursued, but God will be there for anyone that makes an honest effort! It is essential in our imploding world.
As is typical for our time, it is too easy to go through all the motions of going to church, drop some dollars into the offering, be pious for the songs, worship, and even the sermon. Then we go home and forget that our intimate walk with God still much be #1 in our lives or we’re completely missing the boat. We’re right at the end of the age and need to be as close to our Lord as possible. He’s about to call us home. We must be about our Father’s business. We also need to finish well!