The Seed of Intimacy with God
Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. – Luke 13:8
I won’t say that God told me this parable in Luke about the unfruitful fig tree is the story of my life, but I can not help but feel like God planted a seed in me, I was stagnant, then my life was pooped on, and that this is the fruit of my fertilization.
The term ‘intimaseed’ was conceived during the “honeymoon phase” of my relationship with God. It was sometime in-between an effervescent, paramount pursuit of His will and the deterring disappointment of our sinful nature. ?
God is so great and magnificent. I liken Him to a multifaceted gem, reflecting light from many angles. So many angles that none of us can fully know Him, and so He reveals different parts of Himself to each of us. One viewpoint or understanding may lend itself to a powerful ministry of forgiveness and grace, while another has discovered the key to faith and abundance.
For a while, without distraction, I sought the truth about God. I didn’t have to wrestle with any other compelling desires. Nothing competed with the satisfaction, contentment, wonder, and joy that I experienced from how He revealed Himself to me.
So what “face” did I see? His heart. And His heartache. I saw a God who is love that wanted to be in love – in a loving relationship with another. And that He created man in His image for that very purpose. And I cried for Him. My heart perceived how He endures unrequited love…how He waits to be chosen by a people that want to be with Him, in this life, and the next.
I wholeheartedly believe that, just as He said, anyone who seeks Him earnestly, finds Him. And what I’ve come to learn is that once we’ve found Him, we must continue to acknowledge His presence through the clutter of this life. There is so much to feast our eyes, our minds, and our hearts on that it’s no wonder the Apostle Paul, even in a time less bombarded with distraction, said that he “died daily” to live in God.
In a loving relationship with another human being, intimacy is essential, and it requires maintenance. It requires quality time spent. It’s no different from our relationship with God. And out of that quality time spent, talking to Him, thanking Him, complimenting Him, reading His word, and acknowledging His presence in silence, come all things beneficial to life. And it’s simply because you are right where you are supposed to be – close to him. Our Creator made you to be close to him. So when you practice staying close to him, will you not be in thee utmost position to live your best life?
This is the message of Intimaseed. That we belong close to God – as in our spirit will be longing for something unattainable when we are far from Him; that our innate desire to love and be loved unconditionally can only be wholly fulfilled IN Christ.
“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.”
And the mission of Intimaseed is the mission of any seed – to ultimately be fruitful. It is my hope and prayer that what I share here, the fruit of my intimacy with God, will feed your intimacy with God and the fruit of your intimacy with God will encourage another’s…and so forth, and so forth. Spread the love. He deserves it. ❤