Daily Reflections

Intimate with God

January 31, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The Lord would speak with Moses face to face, just as a man speaks with his friend. —Exodus 33:11

When you develop a consistent devotional life, you’re becoming intimate with your heavenly Father—kind of like Moses. In Exodus 24, God invited Aaron and his two sons, along with seventy elders of Israel, to come up on a mountain to “worship at a distance” (v. 1).

It was an incredible opportunity. But their leader, Moses, was closer to God. The Bible says that he spoke to God “face to face, just as a man speaks with his friend” (Ex. 33:11).

Are you like someone who’s never been on the mountain—never experienced God’s presence? Are you like one of the elders—seeing God, but keeping a safe distance away? Or are you like Moses—getting to know God deeply, like a friend?

Through the blood of Christ, God invites us to draw near to Him. Through His Word and prayer, our relationship with God can grow deeper every day. What’s standing between you and true intimacy with God?

Make it Personal

What can you do today to get to know God more deeply?