Justin Tucker

LHC Worship Pastor

 Psalm 27:4 

“One thing I ask from the Lord, this 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.”

Intimacy with God is a beautiful and fulfilling aspect of our relationship with Him. In Psalm 27:4, King David expresses his heart’s desire to dwell in God’s presence and experience the beauty of the Lord. Let’s explore how we can cultivate intimacy with God in our own lives.

  1. Seek Him Wholeheartedly: David had a single-minded devotion to seek God above all else. Make it your priority to spend time with God daily through prayer, reading His Word, and worship. Set aside a special place and time where you can focus on Him without distractions. If you’re reading these devotionals every day, you’re already through the hardest part…just getting started.
  2. Delight in His Presence: Just as David longed to dwell in the house of the Lord, we too can find joy in His presence. Approach God with a heart full of gratitude, acknowledging His goodness and faithfulness. Seek moments of solitude to connect with Him, allowing His love to fill your heart and bring you peace.
  3. Gaze on His Beauty: Take time to contemplate the beauty of the Lord. Reflect on His attributes—His love, mercy, and grace. Ponder the wonders of His creation and His marvelous works in your life. As you meditate on His goodness, your intimacy with Him will deepen.
  4. Seek Him in Community: Fellowship with other believers is essential for spiritual growth. Engage in a supportive Christian community, where you can share your faith journey, study the Word together, and encourage one another. Through fellowship, you can experience the presence of God in a unique and powerful way.
  5. Surrender and Trust: Intimacy with God requires surrendering our will and trusting in His perfect plan. Let go of control and yield to His guidance. Trust that He knows what is best for you, even when circumstances may be challenging. Develop a relationship built on faith, knowing that God is always with you.

As you actively pursue intimacy with God, remember that it is a lifelong journey. Don’t be discouraged by setbacks or times when you feel distant. God longs to draw near to you and reveal Himself in new ways. May your heart’s desire be to dwell in His presence, gazing on His beauty, and experiencing the depth of intimacy that comes from knowing Him intimately.