What does it mean to be in an Intimate Relationship?
An intimate relationship refers to a very close interpersonal relationship. Some of the characteristics of an intimate relationship are:
- Complete Trust in each other
- Desire to be with each other
- Dependent on one another
- Love each other
- Share experiences together
- Emotional attachment
- You feel fulfilled when your are together
- Communicate with each other
In order to have an intimate relationship with another you have to love that person. God has placed in each one of us a deep desire to love and to be loved. When we as Christians think of someone that truly Loved God and had an intimate relationship with God we think of David. David was looked upon by God as a man after His own Heart.
In Psalm 61, David shows us some of the characteristics of his intimate relationship with God.
1 Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For thou hast been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy. (Psalm 61: 1-3)
David’s dependency upon God. Verse 1 and 2 show us that David solely relied on God as anyone would that was intimate with God. He depended upon God to hear his cry and to answer his prayers when he was hurting.
Shared Experiences Together. David has cried unto the Lord in the past and God has been their for him as we see in verse 3. The Lord has heard David’s cry many times in the past and has answered his prayers.
David’s trust in God. The fact that David already had experiences with God in the past where God was his refuge and protected him from his enemies, gave David the confidence that he could trust God to help him in his present troubles.
God’s Love for David. Love is an action and is not an emotion. We can not say that we love someone and do nothing good for them. In verse 3 we see that God has shown his love to David by providing him protection from his enemies.
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