One word of great importance that was jeopardised was the word intimacy.
So precious and meaningful is that word that it is open to misinterpretation and abuse. Thus I am particularly thankful that this concept has been emphasised in the last year.
The type of relationship God has always desired with me is an intimate one. Not just deep in a cerebral way, but a degree of holistic depth that sees me desperate to be known and to know Him. Even up to this time there’s an invitation to know God more truly and deeply in a way that I have not known Him before and in the light of that worship Him, adore Him and open myself more to being shaped by Him to reflect Him for His glory.
This desire for intimacy with God propels me to desire intimate relationships with others. I am learning the importance of that divine intimacy being the basis for human intimacy. As a result there have been incidents and insights in just how capable we are to enjoy those truly intimate relationships. Ones that see each other eager to serve the other, understand the other, give to the other from a pure heart.
This is so precious that it can be and has been disrupted,, but the divine love that is its source remains greater and stronger than those disruptions. For that I am forever grateful.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden