Category Archives: Intimacy w/ God

Prayer: Greater Intimacy with God

Smith Wigglesworth

(Wigglesworth via Wikipedia)

Received from Charisma Online-

Another great  message by Smith Wigglesworth to start off the week by:

Do you hear the ringing of the prayer bells? The Father is waiting in the prayer tower of your soul, waiting and longing to have a talk with you. He wants you to know Him as intimately as the Old Testament prophets knew Him. You can confidently enter the most holy place by the blood of Jesus. (See Hebrews 10:19.) He is the way to the Father.
Moses, an Old Testament prophet, knew God, and he knew the ways of God. He was not afraid to reveal his disappointments, frustrations, anger, and fears to the God in whose presence he dwelled. David, who wrote many of the psalms, expressed his innermost thoughts to Jehovah God even while declaring his trust in Him. In Lamentations 3:17, the prophet Jeremiah expressed his true feelings of despair. This opened the door for him to receive hope and confidence.

You can talk openly with God—your wonderful Counselor, your Prince of Peace—about anything. Tell Him your innermost thoughts. Describe your fondest dreams. Expose your true feelings, desires, wants, and needs. Express your love and gratitude to Him with thanksgiving. It may be possible to hide your true feelings from others or even from yourself, but it is impossible to hide your feelings from God.

Often feelings are a barometer, alerting us to a need for change in our thought life and attitudes. Unfortunately, we sometimes misuse the Scriptures as a cover-up for a feeling we perceive as wrong instead of acknowledging the feeling and expecting answers from the Lord to determine the cause and the remedy. God is concerned about everything that concerns you (Ps. 138:8). Ask Him for what you believe you need. Allow Him the time to speak to you and to show you your real need.

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:
But as for me, I will come into your Temple protected by your mercy and your love; I will worship you with deepest awe.—Psalm 5:7, tlb

TODAY’S PRAYER:
Lord, You are my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in You, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to You. Thank You for arming me with strength and making my way perfect. In the name of Jesus, I can face challenges with wisdom, understanding, intelligence, and supernatural ability because Your Word dwells in me richly. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.            *Top 

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Responding to the Perfect Will of God

Mike Bickle via Wikipedia

Another great devotional from Charisma OnLine to start out week with.

Today’s message is from Mike Bickle:

Some people think the will of God is always hard, but that’s not true. The will of God is good, satisfying and perfect (Rom. 12:2). We find tremendous pleasure, fulfillment and joy in the will of God.

On the other hand, there are times when we must say no to the desires of our flesh, times when our own carnal passions conflict with the will of God. At such times, we must deny ourselves.

That is what Jesus meant when He said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23, NAS). He said we cannot be His disciples if we don’t do this.

If we want to be colaborers with Jesus, fulfilling His purposes in the earth, we must step out of the comfort zone and move into the life of faith where our only source is the invisible God and the integrity of His Word.

TODAY’S PRAYER:
Lord, today I choose to deny my own fleshly desires so that I can follow Your perfect will. Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus.

Response: Responding to the ‘perfect will of God’ for us is at the very heart, and beginning of our participation in a revival culture. Increasingly I am seeing the importance for each one to experience individual revival as we respond to the Holy Spirit and God’s perfect will for us each day. It can only happen as we increase our intimacy with our Lord.           *Top

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Is God Doing Something New–Intimacy Required?

I Received the following message from Streams of Revival @ Charisma+online, Tuesday Feb. 20, 2007, given by Matt Sorger. The message is short but profound:

“You cannot carbon-copy yourself after anything you see with your natural eyes. There will be no model that you can follow; there will be no model that you can copy. Because what I will do in the days ahead will be so new and different that you will have to hear My voice to know which direction to move.”

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The Cry of The Lord’s Heart

A great message for Valentine’s Day- Remember our first love and how we all loved the Lord in the beginning of our journey with him. Received from Streams of Revival @ Charisma+Online:

Jill Austin,founder of Master Potter Ministries, exhorts believers not to become stagnant in their walk with Christ. She reminds us that God is constantly calling us closer to Himself and that we must pursue Him with fervor.

I feel the Lord is constantly saying, “I want you to want Me more. I want you to be more hungry for Me.” –To read the whole message click here–> Read more »

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2007: Jesus Stands at the Door of His Church Knocking

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. -Rev. 3:20

I really believe that this is a good picture of where we (the church) actually stand at the beginning of the new year. I believe that our Lord wants greater intimacy with his church and his people in 2007. ‘Greater intimacy with God’ is the one message that I have heard and read over and over again from numerous prophetic sources in reference to the new year.

I was reminded last night that Rev. 3:20 really applies in context to the church, when I read a word for 2007 posted by David Copeland of Revival Journal. Since then this picture keeps coming back to me.

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