Intimacy with Jesus Christ
Occasionally we stumble into Him, and we are delighted. It’s a joy and a privilege to us to be able to spend time with Him. Time alone with Jesus Christ allows us to know Him, to love Him, and to grow stronger in Him.
I just want to encourage you (and myself) to pursue times of intimacy with God. He desires that time alone with us, just as a Father longs for intimacy with his child.
As Christians, our goal in life is to grow more Christ-like each day, and there is no other way to accomplish that other than spending time alone with Him. We ought be fully committed to Him in order to know Him intimately and to become more like Him.
I admit, I get such a joy from serving the Lord in church and from fellowshipping with other Christians. But that alone is not enough for my spiritual growth. I need time alone with Him where I can share my deepest thoughts and cares, and where He too can speak and comfort me. It’s important to even have a place (an altar) where we can be alone with God. Of course, mine is my room, my bed, especially. There, I have had the most intimate, one on one, times with the Lord. It is there that I have felt the most satisfied in life!
I am positive that you, likewise, as Believers, have experienced such intimate times and can vouch with me that there is nothing more satisfying in life than spending time in prayer and Bible reading with Jesus Christ.
James 4:8 says “draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” I take great delight in that. He really does draw nigh unto me each time I seek His face. Truly, there is nothing more satisfying than intimacy with Jesus Christ!