Bible Verse: Job 29:4 NIV
Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house.
Intimacy or into me:
Genuine, fulfilling intimacy is very risky business. Sadly, many people do not get the chance to experience the kind of intimate relationships that we’re intended to have. Humans are complex creatures. There are so many different layers to us. Very few individuals actually take the time to figure themselves out, let alone care about what really exists underneath
someone else’s armour.
Even in committed long term relationships — husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, parent and child — we rarely get to the heart of true understanding. Intimacy is not just physical. Intellectually, emotionally, and even spiritually, we often simply exist together. Although we may have occasional intimate moments, the connection often disappears or is eroded over time.
When we fail to seek out intimate relationships, we miss so much of the kind of life God wants us to have. We end up being, ultimately, all about us. Yet, even when we attempt to know ourselves intimately, we often stop short of true understanding, preferring to concentrate on “feeling good” and meeting our own selfish needs.
The Lord has given us a psyche that yearns for closeness and connection. True intimacy involves seeking the best life for ourselves and for others. We can only do that with God’s help. Are you ready to take the risk of opening yourself up to the best life He has to offer?