Excerpt from Chapter One – Romancing the Heart of God – of the book Intimacy from Beverly Angel
Some time ago my husband and I were on holiday in a certain country, deep in a tropical rain forest. The hotel was so well hidden it is known as the ‘invisible lodge’, big on posh cabin charm and modern art, heated marble from floor to wall, floor to ceiling windows overlooking plush green nature and the whitest sand beach just meters away from the Hotel’s well manicured turf where we were sitting. It was by far the best we had ever seen. As we sat in front of our living room looking at this wonder that God created, we had a visitation from the Lord and we heard God’s voice instructing us to teach his people ‘intimacy’ — how to be deeper lovers of God and how to be His best friends!
As the voice of the Lord continued, He directed our eyes to couples sitting by the sea front, some married, some in adulterous affairs and yes, some unmarried. Some were walking hand in hand, some were in each other’s arms, and others seated in their partners’ lap while some feasted on oysters and some of the country’s finest delicacies in front of a roaring fire. “All these are looking for intimacy,” the Lord said. “They want a love and a lover who will not let go. They search this love in all these things yet I am the only one who can offer that.”
This was something we thought we already knew but it came to us in a different way that day. It had more force and urgency to it than what we had in our spirits. It carried a forceful boom to it especially when God uttered the words that will make the carnal man mad “teach my people intimacy and build me a peoplethat can romance My heart.”
CONTINUED IN CHAPTER ONE OF INTIMACY