Wired for Intimacy with God
October 5, 2010
We love because he first loved us.
—1 John 4:19
If you've ever suffered any degree of loneliness, you know that we were not made to live alone! God wired us to experience love—both to give it and to receive it. We need intimacy… the sharing of love and life with another.
When God saw that Adam was alone, he created Eve. ow, you may not feel cut out for marriage, but you are still created for intimacy. And God prepares opportunities for intimacy in a variety of ways. The Bible says God sets the solitary in families (Psalm 68:6) to help us meet this innate need for community. For many Christians, fellowship in their local church helps fill the need.
But human relationships alone cannot really satisfy the need for intimacy. That's because we're wired first to be intimate with God. This is why so many people feel separated and cut off from life and cut off from a valuable future. They don't have a relationship with God.
When you feel disconnected from life and purpose for no apparent reason, when you sense that nagging, empty, itching loneliness that draws you to something beyond human relationship, seek intimacy with God. You were made to know him. He knows your name and he's calling your name today. "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" (Revelation 3:20).
ONLY GOD CAN SATISFY THE HEART'S DESIRE FOR INTIMACY.
MY GIFT TO YOU!
I sincerely hope you will request my 10-message series called Straight Up, where I tackle 10 tough questions we all face. Like "When Does Life Begin?" and "Can Love Last a Lifetime?", "Can You Trust the Bible?", and "Are All Religions the Same?"
After listening, you'll be more equipped to live a confident life, knowing the truth and trusting the promises of Christ!