Intimacy with God

“They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob”–Psalm 24:5-6.

“On one hand, to ‘receive blessing from the Lord’ we must ‘seek the face of the God of Jacob’ (Psalm 24:5, 6). Then, when we seek God, he finds us. He is knocking at the door of our hearts (Revelation 3:20) but will not violate the freedom he has given us. The more we seek intimacy with the Almighty, the more almighty he becomes in our lives”–Jim Denison.

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”–Jim Elliott.

“Then Moses said, ‘Now show me your glory.’ And the Lord said, ‘I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,’ he said, ‘you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.’ Then the Lord said, ‘There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen’ “–Exodus 33:18-23.

“Trust is at the heart of intimacy. The more we trust someone, the closer we let them get to us. The degree to which trust is compromised in a relationship is the degree to which intimacy evaporates”–Jon Bloom.

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2 Comments


  1. Frank Shaw
    Jan 27, 2017

    “We know God as intimately as we desire Him.” Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale, “Why Suffering?” Ch 8.


    • Waylon
      Jan 27, 2017

      A.W. Tozer said something similar: “You can have as much of God as you want.”

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