Intimacy With God
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Mark 12:30 NIV
God desires close fellowship with you. He wants intimacy, so much so that He was willing to sacrifice His only begotten Son for your sake.
We are commanded to love God with all our soul. We are to love Him with all our emotions and will. He wants everything. To love God with all your heart means to love Him with every atom of your being. This is what God desires. He wants you to love Him supremely and with everything that is within you.
When you love Him with all your strength and when you seek the Lord with your whole heart, you will find Him: “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me” (Proverbs 8:17 NIV).
You can know the amazing, intimate fellowship with Christ, but it requires spending time with Him. Ephesians 3:14-19 tells us how:
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height — to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:14-19 NKJV
Believers must be rooted and grounded through intimacy with God. Deep fellowship requires seeking to know Him more and more.