Being intimate with God is how we get a headstart on heaven. It is the beginning of so much for the Christian. Along the way, it is much like the tide, our affections ebb and flow. Patience then becomes the rule. In many ways, this is a ‘seasonal’ walk. We experience all four seasons.
Here are some simple quotes on the topic of Christian intimacy. I so want you to be blessed by these.
This is the place the Holy Spirit is taking us as believers. Honestly, I find that life has no meaning without His incredible presence.
Open your hearts to the love God instills… God loves you tenderly. What He gives you is not to be kept under lock and key but to be shared. — Mother Teresa
Did you never run for shelter in a storm, and find fruit which you expected not? Did you never go to God for safeguard, driven by outward storms, and there find unexpected fruit? –John Owen
I long to be filled with divine knowledge, divine wisdom, divine love, divine holiness, to the utmost extent of my capacity. I want to feel that all the currents of my soul are interfused in one channel deep and wide, and all flowing towards the heart of Christ.
A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.
— Leonard Ravenhill
God sometimes shuts the door and shuts us in, that He may speak, perchance through grief or pain, and softly, heart to heart, above the din, may tell some precious thought to us again.
We should go into His presence as a child goes to his father. We do it with reverence and godly fear, of course, but we should go with a childlike confidence and simplicity.
— Martyn Lloyd-Jones
How do you approach the thirst of Jesus? Only one secret – the closer you come to Jesus, the better you will know His thirst. Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor – He knows your weakness, He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you. — Mother Teresa
Jesus, within you I lose myself, without You, I find myself searching to be lost again. — Anonymous
There come times when I have nothing more to tell God. If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. At such times it is wonderful to say to God, “May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence.” — O. Hallesby
What I believe is so magnificent, so glorious, that it is beyond finite comprehension. To believe that the universe was created by a purposeful, benign Creator is one thing. To believe that this Creator took on human vesture, accepted death and mortality, was tempted, betrayed, broken, and all for love of us, defies reason. It is so wild that it terrifies some Christians who try to dogmatize their fear by lashing out at other Christians, because tidy Christianity with all answers given is easier than one which reaches out to the wild wonder of God’s love, a love we don’t even have to earn.
— Madeleine L’Engle
The love I bear Christ is but a faint and feeble spark, but it is an emanation from himself: He kindled it and he keeps it alive; and because it is his work, I trust many waters shall not quench it.
— John Newton
I lay my head upon Thy infinite heart,
I hide beneath the shelter of Thy wing;
Pursued and tempted, helpless, I must cling
To Thee, my Father; bid me not depart,
For sin and death pursue,
And Life is where Thou art!
Obedience deepens our intimacy with Jesus. If we want to know the Father, we must not only love Him, but also obey Him. Scripture is clear that it is important to know the Father through His Word, and if we want to be a part of what the Father is doing and to be able to see where He is moving then it is clear that we must obey His commands. It is important to be biblically literate, but we must also be biblically obedient! — John Wimber
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. — Brother Lawrence
I so hope that just one of these quotes resonate something in your spirit.
- Come and teach me…how to love me (onbeingmindful.wordpress.com)
- Consider the Love of God (outpostpilgrim.com)
- Issues In The Final Crisis- Comprehending God’s Everlasting Love-2 (gospelbondservant.com)