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Intimacy with God

Dr. Neil Thompson provided us a quote from Oswald Sanders in his monthly newsletter that I just read. Worth passing on.

“We cannot read the biographies or come within the orbit of great men and women of God, who so obviously enjoy intimacy with him without wistfully desiring to share such an experience. And yet, the soiled, hectic world in which we live is no friend to such aspirations. Time for the cultivation of intimate fellowship seems to be in perennially short supply. Or is it the intensity of desire that is lacking? We can usually manage to find time for what we really want to do.

“Both scripture and experience teach us that it is we, not God, who determine the degree of intimacy with him that we enjoy. We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be … Everything in our Christian life and service flows from our relationship with God. If we are not in vital fellowship with him, everything else will be out of focus …” (J. Oswald Sanders, Enjoying Intimacy with God, Discovery House Publishers, 2000, p. 9, 11)

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