Thought I would continue on the theme from yesterday….INTIMACY
The ability to connect deeply with someone…
Intimacy grows the more you spend time with another…
It’s all the shared memory’s combined with a feeling of affection toward another. It is through all those memories and moments that you come to trust someone with your heart. You allow them to see it, then touch it. Then intimacy –you open your hearts door and let them see inside.
Then intimacy is literally ( In – to – me- see)
Some may fear intimacy whether with God or others. For me it is the others. I do not fear that God will hurt me if I speak my truth to Him. I do not fear the He will leave me because I don’t think like Him. I know that God goes about to teach me lovingly and kindly His ways. He slowly shows me by examples (bringing me books to read, blogs to read, people to watch, circumstances to go through) that His way is the best way. All the while He walks with me and talks with me and shows me that I am His own (love that song:0)
It is others that I fear in intimacy. We have all been rejected in one way or another. Hurt and disregarded –put aside and left to be forgotten. God has something wonderful for me through relationships with people. He wants to use them to teach me and touch me. He doesn’t want me only seeing Him through books and blogs and watching…..He wants me interacting.
He wants to use people to do ACTS of Love to and for other people. He wants to make a Network of Solidarity between people . He wants UNITY. When you unite with another you have Intimacy. He has shown me that this UNITY is possible.
Most people go through their entire life never speaking words to another human being that come out of what is deepest within them, and most people never hear words that reach all the way into the deep place we call the soul. But we all have the power to relate to people in such a way that we can say, “There’s something within me-and something within you-that, if known, explored, discovered, touched, released, could move you toward the vision and maturity God has for you, whether anything in your circumstances changes or not.” – Larry Crabb
Another space of intimacy is with YOURSELF. Do you know you?? Do you spend time exploring why you do what you do? Do you know what you like? what you need? what you don’t like? Do you know how your mind works? Do you listen to your body? Do you pay attention to what all those emotions are trying to tell you? Do you enjoy alone time?
Intimacy with God
Intimacy with Yourself
Intimacy with Others
“Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.”
Games….are we playing games with God, ourselves, and others…???? Ouch! :0/