Enjoying Intimacy with God Author:J. Oswald Sanders J. Oswald Sanders communicates in a new, fresh way the age-old message of how to enjoy intimate fellowship with God. Everything in our life and service flows from our relationship with God. Sanders says if this is not right, and we are not in vital fellowship with Him, everything else will be out of gear. But when our communication with Him i... more »s close and real, it is gloriously possible to experience a growing intimacy.
Sanders relates a variety of Christian experiences to intimacy with God. He includes chapters on worship, God's greatness, the need for cleansing, love, discipline, spiritual maturity, discouragement, discipleship, and others.« less
his book was an excellent, inspiring resource to me. It's a series of essays looking at how to achieve intimacy with God, and makes a few excellent points.
- We are only as close to God as we choose to be. This is both very obvious and very subtle - if we do not choose to learn about God and about His ways, how can we grow closer?
- One chapter of the book looks into tithing and other traditions of the Old Testament, which many Christians think we are absolved of the rules contained in the Law because we are saved by grace. It pointed out that as Paul wrote, "We are not freed from God's Law but under Christ's Law." (1 Cor. 9:21, paraphrased by me :-p )