I sat at my desk trying to concentrate on the document sitting before me that needed to be completed.
My thoughts were all over the place.
“Where is 5pm???” I thought to myself.
The clock seemed to be going on go-slow that day.
I glanced at the telephone screen but it was just 2:57pm.
As I sat there, lost in my thoughts I felt a tug at something inside me. The best way to describe it would be that feeling you get when you’re being pursued by someone and the person flashes across your mind.
Siiigh… (One of those deep ones that makes you feel bubbly inside).
The feeling reminded me of my relationship with God.
Right then an overwhelming urge rose in me to research something. I started giggling as though someone whispered sweet words to me.
I fixed my attention to my computer and quickly typed, ‘TRUE INTIMACY WITH GOD’. Of course, google had many articles available!
The one that caught my attention the most was one by Dr. Juli Slattery titled, ‘5 SECRETS TO INTIMACY WITH GOD‘.
I wanted to find the secrets to get closer to Him, I suppose just as one would want to know how to get closer to their significant other.
The first line of the article read, ‘Intimacy with God…what a concept!’.
Right then, my HR Manager walked in and I resumed working without finishing the article, however, I kept thinking about it and wondered if the content would be as interesting as its title.
“Lawd God”, I exclaimed when I read the rest of it later.
The words resonated. It was like a Deja vu moment for me. The writer’s words were literally mine spoken a week ago to the Lord in prayer.
She spoke of her intimacy journey with God and as I read line by line I had to maintain my composure as the things she spoke about were the exact thing I prayed for and wanted – I wanted more intimacy.
I learnt that God offers the deepest intimacy and that you have to first desire it. Psalm 27:4 came to mind which says, “one thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” NIV
I was reminded that God is not A PRIORITY but rather THE PRIORITY even during our dry spells. True intimacy with God I realize isn’t only for the good times but intimacy develops during our dry spell seasons too because that is usually when we seek Him most.
Right then I started repenting for previous sins and lack of knowledge. I also made a new covenant with God to seek Him more, walk in His will and be His friend.
It blew me away to find out how simple it was, so simple yet we seem to miss it. We want to communicate with God and express our love to Him but we miss His love language.
Yes, He has a love language alright! It is simply obedience and a repentant heart! (Goose pimples with a super deep sigh)
I learnt that is not our sacrifices, nor our solemn assemblies, but our obedience that speaks to His heart. David exhorted in psalm 51:16-17, “You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it: you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God will not despise.” NIV
As we would with our significant other God wants to be loved by us affectionately with all our hearts. We do this by showing admiration, being obedient and repenting when we recognize that we have gone wrong.
I thought cloud nine was the highest one could go, but intimacy with God supersedes all those clouds!
Glory to God!
[About the Author: Kyra Simpson also known as Kerry-Ann Simpson is a devoted Christian who lives in Spanish Town, Jamaica. She recently discovered her true calling in Media. She is passionate about the things of God and wishes to use her talents to glorify Him.]