God Is Closer Than You Think
As we move into 2018 and all the excitement that a new year brings, we will be looking at a series from a book about intimacy with God, John Ortberg’s - God is Closer than You Think. I will also be sharing from A W Tozier’s – The Pursuit of God. God’s great desire is to be in close relationship with you (and all people).
We see this culminate in Jesus’ prayer in John 17:3 – Now this is eternal life: that they may know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. The story of the Bible isn’t primarily about the desire of people to be with God; it’s the desire of God to be with people.
Intimacy with God is not only for a select few like monks or priests…it is for everyone. God is closer than you think and intimacy with God can happen right now if you want it. It is a reality for each of us to experience and live. I am hoping you will all choose to make this journey to intimacy with God a priority in your lives this year and beyond.
Our goal will be to increase our capacity to experience the presence of God as we have increasing degrees of awareness and spiritual receptivity.
1/14 - God's Great Desire - to be with us
1/21 - Feeling so close to God...to where are you God
1/28 - Proximity vs. Intimacy - being with Jesus
2/4 - The greatest moment of your life - the present moment
2/11 - I have set the Lord always before me
2/18 - Spiritual Pathways - finding your pathway to God
2/25 - As you wish - surrendering to God
Posted on Mon, January 8, 2018
by Tom DeFries