The sense of intimacy has to do with deeper bonds in any kind of relationship. When we refer to intimacy with God, we are talking about a close relationship of love, friendship, trust, hope, and faith with the Lord, based on respect and obedience to His precepts, because "his secret is with the righteous." Proverbs 3:32, and "the secret of theLordis with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant." Psalm 25:14
Intimacy with God means to hunger and thirst for Him, to know Him more, to love Him, to be in His presence. Our last thoughts when resting at night must be connected with Him, and even during it, when we wake up, that intimacy must elevate us towards Him, and when we wake up in the morning, we renew it again. That was the behavior of the messianic prophet: "With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early." Isaiah 26:9. That intimacy is maintained and strengthened through prayer and communion with God. Jesus must be our close friend, our confidant and our companion in the journey of this life.
The Lord bless all the families so that through His blessed grace each one of them may become a piece of heaven, a fortress where love and trust reigns, and the intimacy with the Lord can increase the intimacy of the spouses, children, brethren, and friends in its effective and excellent measure. Amen.
By Júlio Sandoya - Brasil