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INTIMACY WITH GOD

Dear Reader,

         Welcome to this great month! It is my prayer that all your sincere desires be delivered to you speedily this month! There is a seed of greatness inside of you. Everyone God has created has a gift inside of us that is ordained for our profiting. However, most people do not realize it because they are not in tune with God. They do not have a personal relationship with Him and even when they have confessed Jesus as Lord and Saviour of their life, their heart is still far from Him. The Bible says:

…Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God (James 4:4)

 Your intimacy with God is very paramount. It is what makes the other aspects of your life meaningful. To be intimate with God means to be spiritually in tune with Him at all times. It is written: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

Let’s take a look at how we can develop intimacy with God as a teenager.

       Intimacy is defined by Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary ashaving a close friendship or relationship with someone.” Relationships are powerful, and we get involved in them at one level or another on a daily basis. The scriptural understanding of how to build and keep sound, healthy and Godly relationships is very vital in the fulfillment of destiny.

Your relationship with God can be considered from three different levels, namely: as your Creator, Father and Lord.

God is your Creator (Genesis 1:27) and you can relate with Him as His creature. To every human being on planet earth, born again or not, whether it is accepted by them or not, God created everyone.

God becomes your Father, when you give your life to Jesus, and get born again.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (John. 1:12 ).

When you have a personal relationship and encounter with Him, then He becomes your Father. He is now both your Creator and your Father.

However, the highest relationship with God is when He becomes your Lord. He becomes your Lord when your life is sown as a seed in dedication and absolute commitment unto Him. He is only the Lord of those who have consciously, deliberately dedicated their lives unto Him.  Those who are ready to say: “Yes Lord” to His will, plan, purpose and destiny. Those who are ready to say like Apostle Paul: For me to live is Christ and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21). This is the level that God desires from everyone of us. You graduate from one level to another, in that order.

The question then is: Is He Lord over your life or are you lord over yourself? He can be your Father without being your Lord. However, when God becomes your Lord, you can be sure of the fulfilment of His plan and purpose for your life. May that be your portion in Jesus’ name!

It is very important for you, therefore, to understand that God desires an intimate relationship with you. He wants you to have an intimate relationship with Him, but you have to open up to Him.

To develop an intimate relationship with God, however, you have to consciously, deliberately, intentionally, willingly, excitedly make yourself available through deep Word study, prayer life and constant fellowshipping with Him.

There is no other relationship in life that compares in value, equal or can replace your relationship with God. In actual fact, we can safely say that your relationship with God is the only sure foundation for success in every other kind of relationship. It is utterly important for you to straighten up your relationship with God.

How you treat God without any doubt, will affect how you treat men. How do you treat God? Do you respect Him or you are one of those that take him for granted? Do you see your relationship with Him as one of those things just to fulfill righteousness? You must relate with Him with a deeper knowledge of who He is. It’s time therefore, to seek God and search for Him whole-heartedly! Seek Him and search for Him with all your heart, because that is the foundation.  Remember, He says in His Word, only those who seek Him early shall find Him (Proverbs 8:17).

Until you are born again, you cannot seek God and search for Him whole-heartedly. You get born again by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you have not asked Jesus to come into your life or may have neglected your initial love for Him, then you should say this prayer in faith:

Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me.  Now I know I am born again!

Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name!  Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Singles With A Difference, You are Welcome to God’s Family and Make Your Life Count.

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