O Lord our God, grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart, that so desiring, we may seek and find you; and so finding you, we may love you; and loving you, we may hate those sins from which you have redeemed us, for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.
We will be considering “intimacy” with Christ in praying segment of today. We are nothing aside God, beloved; therefore the need for great intimacy with him. The grace of yesterday is not sufficient for today and that is why we must always come before him for His infilling or else we will miss the mark. Permit me to say that the grace you had in the morning is not sufficient for the day, it then means to stay out of trouble, we must be in touch with heaven; in communion with Christ. Many example abound of the saints of God who are filled with grace in the morning by evening they have miss it just to mention a few, King David (2 Sam 11:2) and Peter the Apostle (Mk 14:29-30;72) who was so fervent with Lord but before evening he denied Him three times. How do we ensure that we do not fall prey to such temptation? “Intimacy” my beloved “Intimacy” you cannot go far without Christ in your day to day activities.
Do you want to attain to the monthly prophetic declaration, stay connected; stay intimated with Him. Come along, let us consider together the message below:
Jesus Christ earnestly desires intimacy with you throughout this day.
Hours before His betrayal, Jesus knew full well that the twelve disciples would soon slink away like cowards in their denial of Him. Yet it was to them He said, “I have earnestly desired to eat… with you.“(Luke 22:15)
And this is His desire with you today: Intimacy… Communion.
As you progress through this day the most significant task before you will not be:
- · Clinching a “deal”
- · Picking up another client
- · Resolving another personnel problem
As important as these challenges may be, they pale in comparison to your calling of intimate communion with Christ:
“God is faithful through whom you were called into the fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ.“(1 Corinthians 1:9)
Here is how Jesus put it:
“It is the man who shares my life and in whose life I share who proves fruitful, for the plain fact is that apart from me you can do nothing at all.“(John 15:5 Phillips)
God’s singular objective at the cross was to make our fellowship with the Lord Jesus a continual, moment by moment reality. Jesus was in constant touch with His Father why here on earth and that was the secret for His successful ministry and it is a surer way to “Supernatural Greatness” this month. More clarification below:
“At that time Jesus answered.” Matthew 11:25
This is a singular way in which to commence a verse—”At that time Jesus answered.” If you will look at the context you will not perceive that any person had asked Him a question, or that He was in conversation with any human being. Yet it is written, “Jesus answered and said, I thank Thee, O Father.” When a man answers, he answers a person who has been speaking to him. Who, then, had spoken to Christ? His Father. Yet there is no record of it; and this should teach us that Jesus had constant fellowship with His Father, and that God spake into His heart so often, so continually, that it was not a circumstance singular enough to be recorded.
It was the habit and life of Jesus to talk with God. Even as Jesus was, is this world, so are we; let us therefore learn the lesson which this simple statement concerning Him teaches us. May we likewise have silent fellowship with the Father, so that often we may answer Him, and though the world wotteth not to whom we speak, may we be responding to that secret voice unheard of any other ear, which our own ear, opened by the Spirit of God, recognizes with joy.
God has spoken to us, let us speak to God—either to set our seal that God is true and faithful to His promise, or to confess the sin of which the Spirit of God has convinced us, or to acknowledge the mercy which God’s providence has given, or to express assent to the great truths which God the Holy Ghost has opened to our understanding.
What a privilege is intimate communion with the Father of our spirits! It is a secret hidden from the world, a joy with which even the nearest friend intermeddleth not. If we would hear the whispers of God’s love, our ear must be purged and fitted to listen to His voice. This very day may our hearts be in such a state, that when God speaks to us, we, like Jesus, may be prepared at once to answer Him.
Let us also resolve that nothing in which we are engaged will rob us of that inner relationship with him. After all, that is our calling.
I pray for you dear beloved, as you get more intimate with Him today, may you obtain grace to stay undefeated by Satan in the morning, noon and evening; day by day all through your life time in Jesus Christ Name I pray. Amen! For life without Christ is crisis and that is not your portion in Him but rather He desire for you is in 3 Jn 1:2.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu.