Times of Intimacy With God

"Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." John 17:3

Devotionals are all about times of intimacy you spend with God meditating on Him and on His Word. Pure 1:1 with God receiving insights helps us keep close to God, understanding His word and how they apply to us. His Word is literally His love letter to us, where He shares His heart with His children.

You may call it your quiet time, your devotions or meditations. All 3 terms are used to mean the same thing on this website. Whatever term you use, take the time to get comfortable, shut out all the distractions possible, chooses your own personal quiet place, set the mood with a cup of coffee, the outdoors or put some music in the background and simply be with God.

Times of Intimacy with God

In building your relationship with God

4 important steps take place: 

We learn to hear God's voice

We learn, confirm and internalize the Word of God

 We learn to Pray  

 We learn to Praise

All 4 become tools we drawn on in everyday life and over time lead to spiritual maturity. We invite you to make that Commitment to Spiritual Maturity.

In our relationships with our spouse or children, dealing with situations at work or even on the street, in a split second His word will come back to us and we will know exactly what to say or how to respond. There are often moments when we will receive explicit instructions from Him in a situation and in others, words of encouragement and hope.

A word of prayer or praise to the God we know can position us in a complete different place spiritually and spell the difference between victory and defeat. We hone our tools today for action tomorrow though the devotional times we spend with God.


We learn to hear Gods voice

Romans 10:17 “¹⁷Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.”

In our devotions or quiet times, we learn to hear God voice. As a Christian this is a most important step and it means we are beginning to communicate spiritually. We learn to recognize His promptings, whether it be a spontaneous thought, a revelation from the scripture, an emotional response, an audible voice or simply sensing His presence. These are precious periods which build personal faith in God and increase our love & commitment God. 

 As important as hearing God is, many of us struggle with it from time to time. Without being able to hear God we loose our sense of direction and purpose. We will include many articles on Hearing God on this site as it is critical to developing a personal relationship with Him, always check Growth Tools for further resources on the topic.

This testimony on Experiencing God will help.

View these links for brochures (download in pdf format)  giving practical tips on Hearing God's voice:

We learn, confirm and internalize the Word of God

 John 6:63 “…..The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”

Don’t wait for the movie, read the book! Yes there are movies and loads of speakers who will tell you about God but true spiritual growth begins when you take the time to read and internalize God Word for yourself. Always remember the Word is His love letter to You.

James 1:22 “ ²²Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says”. In it He shares Himself, His thoughts, His character and importantly just how important you are to Him. You confirm what you have seen and heard by taking the time to sit and read the references and internalize them for your self. Psalm 119 set this out beautifully for us, yes take the time to read the Psalm and confirm what I am saying.

 II Timothy 3: 14 – 15 puts it another way “¹⁴But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, ¹⁵and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

 Devotions are all about the continuing, having heard you continue in it, with reading and meditation till you know it on the inside and can apply it. It will literally become the living Word in you. (Hebrews 4:12. )

Here are a few Bible Tools to get you started.


We learn to Pray

 Psalm 116:2 - “² Because he turned his ear to me,  I will call on him as long as I live.”

Prayer - A point of intimate connection between ourselves and God through simple conversation based on faith. Faith that reaches out through focused concentration and words and makes the unseen real.  Prayer bring us into the presence of God, where we can stand boldly through the blood of Jesus Christ. That is simply  awesome!

Hebrews 4:16 "¹⁶Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

Our prayer time is intimate, a personal one on one between us and God. It doesn't matter how we do it standing, sitting, kneeling or when day or night, it is more important that we pray and do so continually (1 Thessalonians 5: 17). As you develop a relationship with God it will become second nature to constantly be in communication with Him.

Remember this is a two-way communication.  As we wait on God as He speaks to us, giving understanding of Himself and His Word (Proverbs 2:6) or even specific resolutions to our concerns. Jeremiah 33:3 - "³ Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

Prayer is powerful through it we tap into all the abilities and provisions of God for ourselves and also for our families, communities and nations. Always remember James 5:6 - ".....The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."

 View this link for a brochure (download in pdf format) giving a visual of all the elements of effective prayer The Prayer Hand. If you have a prayer request you can log it here.

We learn to Praise

Psalm 8:1 -   O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens."

Praising God. I remember the first time I heard that phase I had no idea what it meant. Praise is not a word commonly used outside of religious circles. instead we often say we celebrate, cheer, admire, applaud someone. That I can understand.

You see praise is focused on God and on who He is. We celebrate who He is, His character and attributes.

Psalms 92:1-2  - "¹ It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, ² to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,

We often say praise and thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is focused on what God has done. So we give thanks for daily provision but praise God for His faithfulness. It may seem a subtle distinction, bur the challenge is praising God when there seems to be nothing to give Him thanks for. Now the distinction becomes very clear! So in our want we can praise God for His faithfulness, in our grief we praise Him for His goodness and loving care.

Ever wondered why we praise God? In part obedience as His Word instructs us to praise Him Psalms 150:2; in part because it flow out naturally as we learn who God is. It becomes really difficult not to admire or applaud who God is.

Praises focused our attention back on God and off our present circumstance. It eliminates fear, doubt, anger etc. and reaffirms our faith in Him making it an effective spiritual weapon.

Psalm 47: 6 - 7 -"   Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth;  sing to him a psalm of praise."


Make The Commitment

This relationship, this constant communion is what God is seeking to have with you.   It is the heart cry for intimacy God with Man and Man with God. It is the reason why once we were separated from God through sin, He work all through humanity to bring His Son Jesus to make the sacrifice that would once again give us full access to and union with God. We were made to be one with our Creator.

It is not difficult, it just requires a desire for and a commitment to perusing a deeper relationship with Him. Have you been building your intimate relationship with God? Whether it is beginning your relationship through acceptance of His Son or it is recommitting your life to him, we invite you to make the commitment now.

If you have never made a commitment to God, then do read this - Salvation, then post your commitment using the link below.

If having reading this you know you need to make a deeper commitment to God then use the link below to make the commitment.

Wherever you find yourself the time is NOW to make that commitment.

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