Intimacy with God

Joyce Meyer – Feb 05, 2024
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Adapted from Daily Devotions from Psalms

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

Having a close, personal, intimate relationship with God is wonderful. It is obvious from the Psalms that David had this kind of relationship with the Lord, and we can have it too. David wrote that even during the night God spoke to and counseled him. Most of us wake up at some time during the night, and even then, God is with us, watching us, and He may well speak to us if we are listening.

David said his eyes were always on the Lord (Psalm 16:8 NIV), and we can form the habit of always having one ear turned toward the Lord no matter what we are doing. We can always be watching and waiting for God to speak to us. This kind of intimate relationship with God gives us great confidence that no matter what happens, we will stand firm and not be upset or disturbed.

Even in difficult times our hearts can rejoice and be glad, and we can rest secure in God’s love for us. You can be assured that God will not abandon you. He shows us the path of life, and in His presence, we are filled with joy (see Psalm 16:9–11). Always keep God first in your life, and He will take care of everything else you need.

Prayer of the Day: Father, I am grateful that I can have an intimate relationship with You. Draw me to You and help me always keep You in my mind and heart. You are more important to me than anything else.