TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
I love an invitation. That’s why I have extended so many to you. I invite you into My presence, into My blessings, favor, knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. Extend an invitation to Me. Don’t be afraid. I will never leave you nor forsake you.
OPEN UNTO YOU
If you don’t have ongoing, powerful encounters with King Jesus, your relationship will begin to fail and you find yourself loving God from a distance. Who moved? You did!
Remember, encounter is the key to intimacy and intimacy is all about transparency. If you need to have a powerful encounter with God, start working it before you go after it.
Here’s an example from my life. I’ll say, “God, will you meet me here tonight at nine?” And all day long I’ll say, “God, I know You’re going to be there tonight.” Then, when I go into that secret place, God will be like, “Tadaaaaaa!”
How you are willing to be relational quantifies how God is willing to be intimate. Intimacy with God means the secret place. It means revelation knowledge that changes everything.
This is really about focus. Learning how to keep your heart and mind focused like a laser beam on God’s heart – where you make yourself vulnerable because you don’t have a plan B and you just decide to trust Him. You’re all the way in.
Isaiah made a stunning promise to keep his focus – his trust – on God.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” – Isaiah 26.3
That is intimacy. You’re not just focusing on the problem you have, you’re now going to focus on how good and how real God is. You’re going to focus on the encounters that you’ve already had with King Jesus, and that He is pleased with you going after Him.
Know this: You’re not wearing Him out. He doesn’t get tired of you or annoyed by you wanting His time and attention. Those things are limitless. He never says, “Oh, no! It’s Troy again!” I promise you, He’s never going to say that about me or you. He’s just not.
So, make a date with King Jesus. Set a time and a place to meet with Him. Tell Him you want to know Him more and that you’re going to be transparent about an issue you’ve been holding back. Go to that secret place and watch that door open unto you.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – INTIMACY