Intimacy was never a term I would have used in connection with the Almighty God, Elohim, our Creator—and yet, I intimately know Him and am fully known by Him. My Maker is my husband, Jesus my bridegroom, and this reality is based in the truth of who He is.
Light shines brightest in utter darkness, and in utter darkness I sat for a very long time. He spoke deeply and lovingly to my soul and to my wounds. He healed me of the abandon and rejection; the King led me by the hand into His courts, right up to the throne.
I haven’t been the same since, nor do I want to be. His presence is the desire of my heart; my heart screams in adoration and everything of the flesh melts away.
Lord, I thank You.
True humility is birthed from true humiliation and shame. I am no stranger to either, and would face them eagerly without end again and again for so great a reward; I get to sit in His presence. He fills me because I have nothing left, and this barrenness of self leaves me not void, but so incredibly full, overflowing with the radiance and glory of my Master.
Lord, You amaze me.
Encountering the Living God will leave you undone. I am undone, relentlessly pursuing Him who pursued me. And yet, who am I? The very least of these for sure, but still He sees me whole, beautiful and pure. I am His and He is mine.
Lord, I love You.
My prayer is you would encounter the King and realize the true depth, height, breadth and width of His love for you. I promise, you will never be the same.
14 “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.
15 There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor (trouble) a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.
16 “In that day,” declares the Lord, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.’ (Hosea 2:14-16)