I want you to have what I have been given…
I have been Praying With Intimacy for several years, but the Lord has given me a closer intimate time with Him that I cherish. I do not think I would have made it through the last six months without these intimate times with Him! He knew what I needed.
I know that you all Pray. Here are ways in which you can pray:
- A solemn request addressed to Jesus.
- A child’s prayer—(Now I lay me down to sleep, and Bless this food amen)
- Prayer for others: Heal sister so n so, or brother so n so.
- Help me, Forgive me, Help me, Forgive me.
- Get Alone…you and Him
- Create an atmosphere/ Attitude of Gratitude…Praise and Worship.
- Speak in your Prayer Language.
I want to now define the word With…It Indicates there IS
an instrument used to accomplish this. In this case it is the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when you pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall them.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”
Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing: but in everything, by prayer by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God.”
I want now to define the word Intimacy…”A close familiarity with someone or a friendship, closeness.” Do you understand what intimacy with the Lord means?
1 John 2:15, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him,”
1 John 2:20, “But you have an unction from the Holy Spirit, and you know all things.”
1 John 4:7&8, :Beloved let us love one another. For love is of God, and everyone that loves is mborn of God and knows God. For he that loves not, knows not God, for Good is Love.”
Simply put: Intimacy is love, and love is intimacy.
The apostle John had an intimate relationship with Jesus. He (John) indicated he was the disciple whom Jesus loved, (4 times). He chose not to say that he was the disciple that loved Jesus, they all loved Jesus. However John was the one that KNEW Jesus loved him. When we KNOW Him, we have intimacy with Him, He in us, in front and behind us, and so close beside us we can almost feel Him.
Prayer allows us to determine our future:
- For ourselves
- For our family
- For our church
- For our communities
- For our government
One last word: In Matthew 7:22&23, “Many will say to me in that day, saying “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in thy name have cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me ye that work iniquity” No Love, no Intimacy, no knowing.