Date Number #39

On Intimacy

Our Father delights in intimacy and closeness with us.  He is constantly beckoning us to come close to him.  This morning I was praying for a woman’s retreat I am leading the next few days and I got the words……”The appointed time has come”.  What exactly that means I am not exactly sure of yet, but I will share the scripture with you that has these very words in it.

“You will arise and have compassion on Zion, For it is time to be gracious and show favor to her; Yes, the appointed time [the moment designated] has come.”  Psalm 102:13

Is there an appointed time for something to happen in your life?  Can you sense God’s favor over a particular area?  For me, I sense God’s favor over my relationship and my ministry.  It is a glorious season and I revel in it today.  Sometimes we may feel like our Epic season of love will never come, but sisters it will.  We need to learn to wait well.  His plan is infinitely better than our own.  I want us to get that so engrained in our minds that we really truly trust it.

Today Jesus and I are on a date at a great little Greek place by my work.  We are sitting inside while it’s raining cats and dogs outside.  We are communing together about where this devotional is going to go after date #40.  I am feeling mixed feelings that we have almost reached the supposed ending.  I believe I am meant to continue writing.  Who knows, maybe we will have 80 dates with Jesus?  I will continue this journey with Cary and keep you involved in the sweet story that it is.  Intimacy with the Father is the name of the game.  It is vital for not only us to flourish, but for us to be continuously nourished by Him in all areas.  Let us pray for intimacy and for an attitude that above all else we will strive to keep Him first.

Dear Jesus~  You have captured my heart.  You are beautiful and lovely to me.  I treasure our relationship and I desire an unwavering commitment to you first.  Please hear my hearts cry this morning for my life.  I know you have the best laid plans for me.  Father, I love your way.  Your precepts are true and your commandments are perfect.  I love that your ways are higher than my ways and your thoughts are higher than my thoughts. Help me to believe today,  Help me to savor our intimacy that is so sweet.  I wait on you Lord.  I wait and in my soul I rest in you.  Thank you.  In Jesus name. Amen!