HOW TO PURSUE INTIMACY WITH GOD
God's Word is the best source for finding how to pursue an intimate love relationship and fellowship and partnership with God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says that His Word is useful for correcting, rebuking (pointing out the error of your ways), and training in righteousness - which is how to have the best possible fellowship and partnership with Him. God desires the fullest possible intimacy with you, and He has not left you without instructions on how you can experience this wonderful intimacy.
IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR PRAYER & FELLOWSHIP TIME WITH GOD:
PRAISE & WORSHIP & ADORE GOD
READ GOD’S WORD
MEDITATE ON THE WORD
CONFESS YOUR SINS & BE RIGHT WITH GOD
IT’S THE RELATIONSHIP !!!
HEARING GOD’S VOICE (Part II)
POWERFUL PRAYER: PRAY THE WORD (Part II)
GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOU & MEET YOUR NEEDS (Part II)
GOD WANTS TO SET YOU FREE (Part II)
PRAYING FOR OTHERS (Part II)
PRAYING FOR: PASTORS, CHURCH, NATION & LEADERS (Part II)
GIVE THANKS !!! (Part II)
Besides learning how to get the most out of your prayer and fellowship time with God, you need to have the right heart attitude - a strong desire and craving and longing for God - not just for His blessings in your life, but for Him. God needs to become the greatest blessing & treasure in your life.
■ PURSUE (SEEK & DESIRE) AN INTIMATE, RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - PSALM 27:4, 63:1-5; PROVERBS 21:21; MATT. 6:21,33
■ YOU NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT'S HELP IN ORDER TO PRAY & LIVE THE WAY
GOD WANTS US TO, AND TO HAVE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
"LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY." - LUKE 11:1
“NO ONE KNOW THE THOUGHTS OF GOD EXCEPT THE SPIRIT OF GOD”. I COR. 2:9-12
■ ONLY GOD CAN GIVE YOU THE DESIRE TO KNOW HIM, TO SPEND TIME
WITH HIM IN PRAYER AND IN HIS WORD, AND TO SUBMIT/COMMIT TO HIM.
- “ I WILL GIVE THEM A HEART TO KNOW ME, THAT I AM THE LORD.” - JER. 24:7
- " FOR IT IS GOD WHO WORKS IN YOU TO WILL AND TO ACT ACCORDING TO HIS GOOD PURPOSE." - PHILIPPIANS 2:13
■ COMMIT IN YOUR HEART TO SPEND TIME WITH GOD AND TO SEEK TO KNOW HIM BETTER, AND TO MAKE HIM YOUR 1ST LOVE AND TREASURE:
"LORD, GIVE ME A DESIRE TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU, TO KNOW YOU, TO PLEASE YOU, AND TO FOLLOW YOU."