BUILDING INTIMACY WITH GOD
In this month of December 2023, let our hearts be filled with gratitude as we declare our devotion to building intimacy with the Almighty. The scriptural foundation for our devotion today is from Luke 10:20:
“Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
Bible Reading: Luke 10:38-42
In Luke 10:38-42, we encounter the story of Martha and Mary. Martha, busy with serving, became troubled and anxious, while Mary chose to sit at Jesus’ feet, cherishing His words. Jesus gently corrected Martha, emphasizing the significance of choosing intimacy over worldly concerns.
“I confess today that my most precious possession is intimacy with God. No one can take it away, and I prioritize it above all else. Signs and wonders effortlessly follow as I seek to worship God in Spirit and in truth, in the mighty name of Jesus.”
Prayer Points For Open Heavens 4 December 2023:
As we embark on this day, let our prayers be centered around cultivating a deeper connection with God. May our hearts be attuned to His presence, and may our actions reflect our desire for intimacy over mere accomplishments.
Powerful Declarations For Today 4 December 2023:
Let us declare boldly that our pursuit of intimacy with God takes precedence over any earthly achievements or desires. May our lives be a testament to the transformative power of being close to the Almighty.
Open Heaven For Teens 4 December 2023:
To the younger generation, let the message of cultivating intimacy with God resonate in your hearts. Embrace the joy that comes from knowing Him deeply and allow it to guide your decisions and actions.
Open Heaven 5 December 2023 Tuesday:
Looking ahead, let our commitment to intimacy with God shape our week. May the revelations from our quiet moments with Him manifest in our daily walk and interactions.
Message: Building Intimacy with God
The essence of our message today revolves around the profound truth that intimacy with God should be the utmost desire of our hearts. While desiring the power to work miracles is commendable, it should always take a back seat to the longing for closeness with our Creator.
Referencing Luke 10:19-20, we are reminded that Jesus prioritized the significance of having our names written in heaven over the authority to perform miracles. God treasures our proximity to Him more than the works we can accomplish for Him.
In our pursuit of spiritual manifestations, let us not lose sight of the foundational necessity – building a deep, intimate connection with our Heavenly Father.