INTIMACY WITH CHRIST
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?..." Romans 8:35a (KJV)
John the Apostle, was a disciple described in the scriptures as “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. This does not negate the fact that Jesus loved the others as well. What made Apostle John unique was the level of intimacy he had with Jesus.
John’s intimacy with Jesus afforded him many privileges. He asked Jesus for the number one position – a request the other disciples could not make. He was also the disciple that the other disciples told to ask Jesus for privy information on who would betray him. Jesus assigned to him the task of taking care of his mother, Mary (Jn. 19:26-27) and later revealed to him events that we have today as the Book of Revelations in the Bible. His experiences as a result of his intimacy with Jesus must have inspired his preaching more about love than any other disciple.
Any believer can develop and enjoy this same level of intimacy John had with Jesus. This kind of intimacy comes with privileges that the average believer does not enjoy. To achieve this, you must spend more time with God in study and prayers. You must consciously walk with him daily in obedience. Seek him genuinely and you will surely find him.
Lord, I receive grace to spend quality time with you daily in Jesus name.
I have an intimate relationship with Jesus, therefore, I am his beloved.