True Intimacy With A Loving, Intimate God


What does true intimacy with God really look and feel like? If you really want to know then you have to cultivate a relationship with Him not only as God the Father, but God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. You must spend time with them all just as you do any other person. The problem is that we don’t relate to God as a person … and unless you begin to see Him that way and not some unreachable deity then you never will have an intimate relationship with Him. How do we get there?


First, let’s define intimacy which is a close, personal, informal, familiar, a confidential, without reserve, loving relationship belonging to and characterizing one’s deepest nature. It is a relationship developed through a long association! Whew, what a definition!! God desires to have this type of relationship with you. One that grows, has depth, comfortable as an old chair (you know the one that you can’t get anyone to throw out), soft and snuggly like your favorite teddy bear … yet strong enough to hold you in your hour of need. Have you discovered this side of the Father?


I nteraction with Him – He loves to talk with us and snuggle! He said in His Word that He wants to share with you the hidden things that you don’t know. He longs for you to come close, as if He were a warm coverlet. This is what He desires, He longs for … and not just Him … our husbands, our children, our loved ones … they desire it too. How often has someone you loved asked for you to listen or hug them … how did you respond, did you push them away?


N urture - God has a very nurturing nature. He as our Heavenly Father longs to raise us up in the nature and admonition of His Presence. It is not enough to go to church, sing praise and worship, and shout hallelujah in a very public sanctuary! It is not enough to sit in front of the television or go to the movie theatre with your wife or spouse! God longs for intimacy … the deep, secret, longing for His company and times where we sit at His feet … that is where we will KNOW HIM. Your husband, your family, and the people you love need that type of intimacy as well.


T ransparency - He is all knowing, all seeing! Yet, He desires us to be transparent before Him. Acknowledging our sins, confessing them before Him and humbling ourselves through repentance (true repentance – means change). He wants us to talk with Him, sharing our inner most thoughts and feelings, our hurts, our desires, our needs. When we do, God will bathe us in His mercy and grace! He brings us into a place of cleansing, making us pure, strengthening us and filling us anew … all of which comes through intimacy! The other side – He longs for us to know Him! He wants to be transparent before us! He desires for us to know His heart! In your relationship with the Father … you reap what you sow, in sharing with those you love … you will reap the benefits of having shared, and they will share their hearts, hurts, desires and needs with you.


I mpart – He wants to give us more of Himself! He wants to give us wisdom and knowledge! He wants us to have the assurance of His Love and who He wants to be in our lives. Intimacy! “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ …” Philippians 1:9-11


M editate – Meditate on His word, know His heart. You will know His mercy. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9


A ll – He is all things, to all people! Father to the fatherless! Mother to the motherless! Friend to the friendless! Husband to the husbandless! Through intimacy, He wants to show you all that He is, all that He was, but most importantly all that He will be in you and to you!


C ompanion & Comforter – He wants to cleanse past hurts, comfort and help us to move on to forgiveness. Forgiving the past and pressing into God! “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 14:3


Y ield – We can’t have intimacy unless we yield to the Holy Spirit! Humility is a part of yielding to the Father … humbling yourself and kneeling before His throne. In yielding to Him, surrendering and acknowledging that you need Him … you gain intimacy.


It is through intimacy with God that we will interact with Him and others on a deeper more meaningful level, become nurtured and nurturing, be transparent and become comfortable with others when they are transparent, be imparted knowledge, meditate on His word, recognize Him as All, discover the true essence of companionship and comforter, and yield to the guidance and humbling power of the Holy Spirit.




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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

This is a lovely Hub from a lovely heart. Thank you very much. This words are a delight! :-)


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Precious Pearl 7 years ago Author

Thank you, James! I really appreciate your comments and feedback. You are an encouragement to me. :-)


Tina Irene 7 years ago

Excellent! May I add "contemplate"? There are those who have certain gifts such as discernment of the spirits and they contemplate instead of meditate because contemplation goes with their gifts. Padre Pio, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross contemplated. They were Catholic Mystics. Another Christian Mystic (Lutheran) was Dag Hammarskjöld, the second General Secretary of the United Nations.


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Precious Pearl 7 years ago Author

Hi Tina, thank you for the history and for "contemplate." I appreciate your feedback.


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Kebennett1 7 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

I absolutely love this Hub. It is poetry in motion! It is a fantastic lesson for Christians, It is heart felt and full of wisdom. Precious Pearl you have a gracious and godly heart.


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Precious Pearl 7 years ago Author

Kebennet1

Thank you! I don't know what to say ... it is a blessing and humbling when you get a compliment like this one knowing that it is God being Glorified through you. You touched me. Again, thank you.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Great words here and how you arranged it all - could see it flowing from a gracious and faithful heart. Thank you for sharing!


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Precious Pearl 7 years ago Author

Thank you so much , Frogyfish!


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Hope Wilbanks 7 years ago from Louisiana

Nice hub....enjoyed reading it!


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Precious Pearl 7 years ago Author

Thanks, Hope!


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MACACH 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Very thoughtful, heartfelt,relational and Biblical.


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Precious Pearl 7 years ago Author

Thank you, Macach!


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Hannah Ministries 6 years ago

I loved this HUB. You make it so real! Love it. Isn't our relationship with GOd what really defines us as humans? i love God


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Precious Pearl 6 years ago Author

Thank you for your comments. I so appreciate the encouraging words from you. He is worthy of our praise!! I love Him ... and stand in awe at how He loves me. Yes, He defines me.


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RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

I suppose it is on my mind because of a program I heard this morning on the need for the church, the body, "us," to know the Word, so this title rang a bell in my heart and mind. God's Word is His heart and mind to us. Just because the God of the universe has not revealed everything to us does not mean He has not revealed everything we need to know for now, especially regarding our relationship to Him through Christ. Precious truths here--so glad I found your hubs.


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Precious Pearl 6 years ago Author

Thank you for your comments RTalloni. I am so grateful when a fellow writer shares their thoughts with me. Be blessed!


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

The opening of your Hub captured my heart!!! GREAT HUB! Precious Pearl, you ROCK for JESUS!!!! Visit me when you get a chance! Blessings!


Tina Truelove 6 years ago

I love it! Wonderful Hub! Being new at Hubpages and already experiencing Satan's attacks in the forums, it is always refreshing to meet other Christians in the Hubpage community. I'm glad to see you hear and I can't wait to read more from you. God bless you! I will share this Hub on my personal website. Thank you. This was beautiful!


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Precious Pearl 6 years ago Author

Welcome to Hubpages! Thank you so much for your comments! Tina Truelove ... what an awesome name. God Bless and Happy Writing!


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blumajik 6 years ago from In The Right Frequency

Very insightful hub...you are great at what you do.


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Precious Pearl 6 years ago Author

Thank you sooo much blumajik! I appreciate your comments! Blessings to you!


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Woman Of Courage 5 years ago

Hi Precious Pearl, What a beautiful hub! I love spending intimate time with God. Thank you for sharing. God bless you Sister. Stay strong and be encouraged!


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Precious Pearl 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Woman of Courage! I appreciate your words of encouragement. Blessings to you!


KATHY OSBORNE 5 years ago

MY HUSBAND AND I WORK WITH DRUG ADDICTS ON A DAILY BASIS,MY HUSBAND PREACHED THIS WEEK ON OUR 1ST LOVE, OUT TRUE LOVE, INTIMACY WITH GOD, VERY POWERFUL MESSAGE, I AM DOING A BIBLE STUDY SATURDAY ON INTIMACY WITH GOD, YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION AND YOU CAN THAT YOU HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, (NOTHING BETTER IN THE WORLD), REALLY ENJOYED YOUR MESSAGE, GOT A LOT OF GOOD NOTES FOR MY SERMON, REALLY ENJOYED THE OUTLINE FOR INTIMACY...GREAT, GREAT,I PRAY THAT GOD POURS HIS BLESSINGS OVER YOU, AND KEEP THE MESSAGES COMING,BE BLESSED..THANKS, KATHY


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Precious Pearl 5 years ago Author

Hi Kathy, thank you so much for your comments. I am so blessed that it touched your heart and I am honored that you are sharing His heart through what you have read. God Bless You!


Leanda Bernard 5 years ago

I was searching for something like "how to maintain a relationship with God" and I found your blog. I love it. I have experienced the moment of intimate I would say with God 4 days ago which I could not explain and put it into words here. It was so beautiful and undescribable. The love that I feel is soooo beautiful, calm, peace and I feel that I am going to explode with His love in my heart center, I could not explain this feeling. I feel like I am in the air, smiling, cry and still crying like a little baby lost his beloved parents and found them again, the feeling of sadness (I lost touch with Him for nearly 30 years) and the whole period of 30 years I missed Him so much, wonder what's wrong with my life, feel incomplete till 4 days ago! Oh.. God, I love you so much with all my heart, mind, body and soul. I want to share this wonderful and magical feeling with everyone and I hope there will be more of us will encounter the true intimacy with God.


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Precious Pearl 5 years ago Author

Hi Leanda,

What a blessing you are to have shared your heart and experience with me! Thank you so much! Hugs to you!


brother in Christ 5 years ago

your Ineraction made so much sense to me...thankyou!!! God bless what you are using your talent for^^


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Precious Pearl 5 years ago Author

Brother in Christ, thank you for your comments! I am blessed that so many have shared their thoughts with me.


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Sister Brautiful messaage. The fresh living water of Jesus Christ flows in you precious one. You are a diamond in the chest of treasures. Beautiful and heartfelt truth. Love this. Hugs Galore.


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Precious Pearl 4 years ago Author

Thank you skye2day! I am so blessed by your comments! He is my One True Love! Love and Blessings to you, my Precious Sister.

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