Reaching For Higher Heights In 2019

It is that time again, a new year, new beginnings, and a fresh start. I challenge you to go higher in Christ. Be who God predestined you to be. As the New Year begins, our top priority should be to glorify God to the highest and as a result have our lives transformed. Our goal should be to have an intimate relationship with Christ.

How can I experience true intimacy with God?

An intimate relationship with God means the deepest part of you is having a relationship with a deep part of God. True intimacy with God begins with drawing near to him. God will never draw near to those who do not draw near to Him, and the way we draw near is through righteousness. “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8)

In my closing, as the year ends and opens up for a new year it is my prayer that you attain true intimacy with God. Jesus must be our model. We loved God because he first loved us (1 John 4:19), and the way we prove our love for Him is by obeying his word. Jesus told his followers, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). There can only be intimacy with God when we are in good fellowship with Him through obedience. Joy and peace comes from trusting God and yielding to His will. Have a blessed and prosperous New Year.

Written by : Pastor Calvin Willis