PSALM 63:1 O God, You are my God;Early will I seek You;My soul thirsts for You;My flesh longs for YouIn a dry and thirsty landWhere there is no water.
PSALM 63:3-8 3 Because Your loving kindness is better than life,My lips shall praise You.4 Thus I will bless You while I live;I will lift up my hands in Your name.5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. 6 When I remember You on my bed,I meditate on You in the night watches.7 Because You have been my help,Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.8 My soul follows close behind You;Your right hand upholds me.
Intimacy with God is the core,primary relationship from which all other relationships take their bearing.To these,intimacy with God is fundamental. -EDMUND CHAN
INTIMACY WITH GOD IS NOT OPTIONAL, NOT INCIDENTAL,AND NOT SUPPLEMENTAL.
THE CALL OF CHRISTIANITY IS THE CALL TO A RADICAL DISCIPLESHIP OF INTIMACY WITH GOD.IT IS RADICAL BECAUSE THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE WANT TO BE INTIMATE WITH US.
“INTIMACY WITH GOD IS THE HEART OF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY.” -EDMUND CHAN
REV. 2:1-4 2 “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
JOHN 14:21 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
THE WORD OF GOD SET US FREE.
JOHN 8:32 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
JOSHUA 1:8 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
“ALL THINGS DESIRABLE FOR MEN ARE CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE.” -Abraham Lincoln
“I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and the pleasure.” -Woodrow Wilson
MARK 7:6-8 6 He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips,But their heart is far from Me.7 And in vain they worship Me,Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men —the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”
PSALM 119:72 72The law of Your mouth is better to meThan thousands of coins of gold and silver.
PSALM 119:103 103 How sweet are Your words to my taste,Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Things like TV & movies,videogames,surfing the internet,novels,sports and hobbies aren`t all that bad.But if we gorge on them…if we fill our minds and our time with those kind of things…we won`t have any room left for GOD.If we fill up on worldly junk,the sweetness of GOD´S Word will be lost on us.In fact we might lose our taste for GOD altogether.
So what`s my point? The point is, we can`t develop a taste for GOD´s Word unless we read it. If you have no appetite for GOD´s Word, it`s time to take Another lesson for David.
PSALM 119:164 164 Seven times a day I praise You,Because of Your righteous judgments.
When you first get up in the morning During the mid-morning At noon, In the mid- afternoon, At Supper, Sometime during the evening, And again when you go to bed.
PSALM 1:3 3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither;And whatever he does shall prosper.
WE HAVE TO KEEP HIS WORDS
To keep is to obey To keep is to keep on knowing To keep is to memorize
PSALM 119:9-11 9 How can a young man cleanse his way?By taking heed according to Your word.10 With my whole heart I have sought You;Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,That I might not sin against You.