Although intimacy is extremely beautiful, many people live without the experience of it or with rare experience of it. Intimacy is a heart to heart relationship and when you find it, you know it but you can’t explain it. To have this experience, you must cultivate the right environment for it. God created humans to have an intimate relationship with Him and as a result, our soul longs for intimacy. An intimate relationship brings about a deeper understanding of one another. It is a relationship that is closer than words can express and feels sweet to be in. It fills your heart with warmth, peace, comfort, joy and all those deep emotions that one can’t describe. Scripture talks of the peace that passes understanding and the joy that is unspeakable. This type of depth is brought about by developing an intimate relationship with God.
Intimacy does not just happen because we desire it or admire it. It takes personal intention to cultivate it. A husband and a wife don’t develop intimacy just because they are married or share a bed. Intimacy is much more than that. When a man loves a women and wants to pour his heart out to her, he does not do it in a restaurant parked with people even though there is nothing wrong with being in a restaurant. They will find a quiet place where there is no destructions and no one else around. In the same manner, to develop intimacy with our creator, we must cultivate the right environment. Sometimes, we might experience intimacy while you are in a prayer meeting or a worship service if you are familiar with what intimacy with God is. But nothing close to what you would experience in private just you and Him. When you take action to go into a private place with God, He starts to reveal His heart and His mind to you. This changes how you see everything which changes your life as you continue to grow into a more intimate relationship with Him. We can never have enough of intimacy with God once we start to experience it. And what is amazing, is the intimacy does not remain in the private once you develop it. It starts in private and takes over every aspect of your life. God starts to manifest Himself in everything you do which changes your life forever as long as you don’t abandon that beginning place of intimacy. Your private place with God.
Psalm 16:11 “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."