Scripture | James 4:8
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…”
Being in love with someone seems to be the way of life in the world today. However, having an intimate relationship goes far beyond just being in love. Intimacy means to have closeness, familiarity, understanding, and relationship with a person. Therefore, it means that you are so close to that person that you know their needs and desires. You know what makes them happy and what makes them sad. As a result, there are certain benefits you reap when you are intimate with someone.
During this time of fasting, we should desire to become intimate with Jesus. He promises to draw close to us if we draw near to Him. He always keeps His promises. Let us remember to stay the course throughout the whole year, and not stop at the end of the fasting period. Think of the benefits of having Jesus draw near to you, as you get closer to Him!
Father, in the name of Jesus, my desire during this time of consecration is to draw closer to You. I want to have an intimate relationship with You where I know Your voice and leading without any doubts or reservations. Help me to recognize the things that are hindrances in my relationship with You, and continue to lead and guide me as I develop my walk with You. Amen.