Devotional Guide

God created you for intimacy

To enjoy this spiritual exercise, assume a comfortable posture in a quiet space that is free of distractions.  Focus attention on your breathing.  As you inhale slowly say to yourself, “Lord;” then, as you exhale say to yourself, “Jesus.”  When you feel at ease, with your body relaxed and your mind focused on the Lord, say the first verse listed below slowly and thoughtfully.  Follow by saying the words in bold out loud, pausing to reflect upon each statement, then continuing by saying the corresponding verse(s) in italics.  Continue this process down to the last verse.  Conclude by asking God to give you insight as you transition from spiritual intimacy to understanding by reading thoughtfully and prayerfully a selection of Scripture from your Bible.

Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10a)

Eternal – You exist forever and ever

From everlasting to everlasting you are God.  (Psalm 90:2c)

Creator – You made everything from nothing

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Sovereign – You reign over all creation

He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. (1 Timothy 6:15b)

Lord – You rule all of creation

The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:19)

Holy – You are the perfect One

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory! (Isaiah 6:3b)

God – You are the only One

I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. (Isaiah 44:6b)

All mighty – You can do anything anytime

What is impossible with man is possible with God. (Luke 18:27b)

All present – You are everywhere at once

If I ascend to heaven, you are there!  If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! (Psalm 139:8)

All knowing – You understand everything and everyone

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! (Romans 11:33a)

All loving – You care unconditionally and endlessly

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son. (John 3:16a)

I acknowledge Your Greatness

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable. (Psalm 145:3)

I appreciate Your Goodness

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)

Eternal Father – You protect and provide

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

Eternal Brother – You redeem and restore

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses. (Ephesians 1:7a)

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17a)

Eternal Lover – You comfort and convict

I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever. (John 14:16)

He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment. (John 16:8)

Cleanse me

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! (Psalm 51:2)

Fill me

Be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18c)

Lead me

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

* Verses displayed above are from the English Standard Version (ESV)