In Jeremiah 29:13, this great prophet tells us that we will find the Lord when we seek Him with our whole heart. I’m learning to do that, and with my learning comes a great longing to know Him more and more. As I visit this secret place, I long to stay there. It seems that all the words in the world can’t describe the joy, peace, and fulfillment I experience being so close to Jesus.
This place of intimacy is not a mysterious place in the sense of having to work your way through a maze to get there – but it IS mysterious in that the depth of Jesus is unexplainable and indescribable. I don’t mean to make our relationship with Jesus seem magical, but it indeed is supernatural. Paul talks about “secret wisdom” in the books of Corinthians. He tells how believers can understand God’s truth because of the Spirit living in them.
“We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, in order to know what has been freely given to us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12)
Maybe you’ve never experienced this kind of depth with Jesus Christ. It’s OK! You should not feel guilty but excited with the reality that you can certainly experience a deeper intimacy with Him if you want to. It’s your choice
It’s an unnatural choice, from a worldly viewpoint because it requires that you get still and quiet before God, studying His Word. Everything in our lives today calls us away from that “quiet and still” place. So you’ll have to put some determined spiritual muscle behind your choice to know your Lord more intimately. But I can tell you, it’s worth the effort. Growing your relationship with Jesus will calm your nerves and refresh your spirit – even in the midst of the daily clamor of life.
Truthfully, I don’t know how He does that – but I can vouch that He does!