"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water." Psalm 63:1 (NIV)
What is your definition of intimacy? I recently read a phrase that wraps it up for me, into-me-see. Does that sound about right? Being intimate with someone is the closest thing two people can share - either emotionally, or physically.
As humans, we crave intimacy, but I believe most of us struggle to find it.
We long for close friendships, only to find most of them superficial.
We marry our soul mates, and then years later wonder why we aren't as intimate (or close) as we used to be.
When first saved, most new believers can't get enough time with God, but after years of being a Christian, many of us are crying out for God to ignite the flame that once burned bright. As if we need a new wick.
So how do we capture and maintain intimacy, with our spouse, our friends, and most importantly with God?
Perhaps we achieve true intimacy two ways.
First, we need to learn to be transparent - yes that means becoming more vulnerable.
Second, spend time together. The more time two people spend together, the more they begin to resemble one another, and the more they desire to be together.
Seems simple enough, so what's stopping us? Life. Busyness.
Purpose in your heart to spend time with God, and then with those you want to be more intimate with. It takes a lot of work and persistence to become intimate and keep the flame burning. The end result - relationships that are fulfilling and fruitful.