3 Benefits to Sabbatical Intimacy
Intimacy is defined as close familiarity or friendship, such as the intimacy between a husband and wife, between friends or between family members. But can you find intimacy with the Lord? And what are the benefits of finding intimacy with God?
Another author describes intimacy as "In to Me See", do you get it?
Intimacy is allowing God to look Into our heart and allowing us to look into His. What a beautiful, saving and beneficial relationship God calls us to share with Him.
God is calling you to fall in love with him, to trust wholly in Him to be One with him. Are you willing?
Here are some benefits in finding intimacy with God:
You will be protected.
The Bible says in Psalms 91: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. God has promised us that when we abide, he will be our fortress and our refuge that will form a hedge of protection over us, our family and our circumstances. God has also promised us that when we abide many things shall come close to us, but none shall harm us. Do you want this protection?
You will be strong and never be Alone.
Going through this journey called life, you will fight many battles. But God has promised us in his word. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD; your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you" (Deuteronomy 31:6). This scripture was written to encourage the children of Israel while they faced insurmountable challenges, and it stands today to inspire you. God has promised it, and so He will deliver on it. He will give you everything you need to fight your battle. He will go before you and never forsake you. He will never leave you alone. Do you want His companionship?
You will have peace.
Philippians 4:6,7 says Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. The uncertainty of the world can bring anxiety, worry and fear. However, God is calling us into communion with Him, and in return, He will give us peace. God is greater than our situation, and our circumstances and his peace is bigger than our worries and fears.We are called to cast our fears on Him because He cares for you. Do you want this peace?
God's intimacy is available to you. His promises are sure, and his invitation to you is open. Will you respond positively to the invitation?