In today’s busy and demanding world, we can get easily distracted, worried, and troubled, neglecting The One thing that is needed: intimacy with God The Father.
Under the New covenant we now have the ability to “go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him”, as Hebrews 10:22 says. Developing an intimate relationship with the Lord is of utmost importance in our life of following Jesus.
Most people look at prayer and fasting as drudgery, pain, hunger, ‘no food’, etc. If we focus on the Jesus and the ‘gifts’ of fasting we will receive, prayer and fasting can turn into a journey of joyful celebration and intimacy with God.
Sara Stepinski teaches on the unsurpassed value of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord. Psalms 27:4-5 NIV One thing I ask from the Lord, his only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.Temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.