INTIMACY WITH HIM
You have the amazing privilege of knowing Me intimately, yet this privilege is not an invitation to act as if you were My equal. I want you to worship Me as King of kings while walking hand in hand with Me.
I know it’s not easy for you to strike that balance. I took a huge risk when I created mankind in My own image. I made you with the awesome ability to reverence and love Me freely, without coercion. I paid enormously for your freedom—with My own blood. This payment has made it possible for you to know Me, the King of kings and Lord of lords. When one of My children draws near Me in reverent awe, I open My heart and offer intimate friendship. The Joy we share in one another cannot be measured.
However, from time to time you overstep your bounds, forgetting who I AM. You talk to Me carelessly, even slanderously. While our intimacy is hindered by your irreverent attitude, My Love for you is constant. When you remember My majestic Presence and return to Me repentantly, I not only forgive you, but I rush to meet you and enfold you in My embrace. I celebrate with you the Joy of being close again as we walk together down the path of Life.
Until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
[1 Timothy 6:14–15]
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
“So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.