The Lord Desires to Have Intimacy with You.
One thing that has become known in this pandemic is the state of each person’s Christian life. Many Christians found it difficult not to attend the house of the Lord. Many of these Christians were individuals who kept on feeding on the anointing of others, instead of having their own oil for their lambs. Having an intimate relationship with God is essential. The better we know him, the easier our walk will be as Christians.
Let us run through some benefits of an intimate relationship with the Lord:
Isaiah 26:3 informs believers that, “You (Jesus) will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” As much as how there is seeking in this world for peace, even with the recent uproar in numerous countries, perfect peace comes through the Lord Jesus Christ. Having an intimate relationship with God is an assurance to perfect peace.
The more believers spend time in the presence of God, the stronger they become spiritually and physically. The Bible recites that the Lord is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29); in so, it is through his fire we are ignited to do exploit. Strength can come through the nutriment of what one eats; however, divine strength, strength in which one can do supernatural actions, only comes through God. God can only ignite us with his strength when we are living close to his altar.
The aspiration to Achieve Greatness
In Daniel chapter 2, there is a record of a situation in which God’s prophet Daniel was able to interpret the king’s dream, without the king telling him what the dream entitles. Daniel interpreting the dream, he was able to save the lives of the wise men in Babylon alongside himself and his other Hebrew colleagues. Nothing beats the achievement one makes through the Lord Jesus Christ, and this is only possible when one puts the Lord at his right hand.
Influence the Life of Others for Goodness
Observing it or not, human beings are all influencers. Our actions influence others, and this can be positively or negatively. When one takes the time to imitate the Lord through a relationship, the individual can touch the lives of others in the same manner as Jesus did. Today the world is crying for great influencers and for people to promote goodness in both theirs and others lives.
Weather the Storm
It takes a lot of resilience for one to become an overcomer of life situations. Many times, the mentally incapable person you pass on the street becomes what he is because of a storm his mind convinces him that he was not strong enough to overcome. When you are walking with Lord Jesus, it is impossible to become mentally unstable. Just like Job, you will be able to weather any storm.
Direction and Divine Joy
The Psalmist reports in Psalm 16:11, “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Whenever a believer has established an intimate relationship with the Lord, he can be sure of a clear direction to achieve a life of success and express divine joy. So many people do a lot to find excellent guidance; some even consult mediums. Joy can never come from the world, only through Jesus. When Christians develop their relationship with the Father, they can have the confidence that He is leading them.
Good Health and Wealth
In 2 Chronicles 26:5, the scripture records that if the king sought the Lord, the Lord would prosper him. 3 John 2 emphasizes, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” When Christians soak themselves with the appetite of everything that is of God, good health and wealth is a promise.
Developing a personal relationship with the Lord is not only necessary, but beneficial. When a Christian’s life lacks spiritual substance, they will start to drift from the presence of the Lord. No Christian wants to experience such a lifestyle. An intimate relationship with the Lord is for all of us. You can start yours today.
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