All Things New

#21 The Intimate Presence

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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About All Things New Series

We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?

Devotional

2 Corinthians 1:8b ESV
For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.

Intimacy with God is REAL only where there is radical reliance on God. And dependence on Christ must be forced upon us. We will never volunteer to live destitute, splayed on Him only!

Even Paul lived out crisis after crisis that took him down to his last breath of strength and thrust him upon God alone. This experiential emergency brought him into the phenomenal Life Eternal, and he was energized by Resurrection, marked by the supernatural.

This is what we don’t understand about possessing the LIFE of Christ and His intimate presence! It is predicated upon despair.

Other Devotionals in All Things New Series

#32 Now is the New #31 The Old Must Go #30 New Wine, New Day #29 We Are Not to Be Old Wineskins #28 When There Is No Need to Be New #27 New Wine, Old Self #26 New Testament People #25 The Same New Life #24 Revelation and Resurrection #23 The Cross: Scene of Resurrection #22 NEW Knowledge of God
#21 The Intimate Presence (Currently Viewing)
#20 Resurrection from the Grave Only #19 New Things Out of Nothing #18 The New Covenant Is Everlasting #17 We Have to Let Go of the Old #16 God, New and Now #15 Value the Old and Miss God's New #14 The Wonder of the New #13 A New Future Right Now #12 A New Unfolding of God #11 A New Order of Disciples #10 The New Sacrifice #9 The New Temple Is a Living One #8 Radical End and a Staggering New #7 New Heavens and New Earth #6 God Will Have His Way #5 All Things New: Nature and Humanity #4 God's New You in Christ #3 Our Ever Fresh, Ever New God #2 God's 'Coming New' Is ALL New #1 All Things New All Things New in the New Year #60 Attached and Detached #59 New Stranger in the World #58 A Deathless Life #57 Losing the Old #56 New as Never Before #55 Christ is All and in All #54 The New Self is Lost in Christ #53 The New Being #52 The New Creation #51 The Things That Are Unseen #50 New Life Rises #49 Raised Anew with Christ #48 A New Heart of Flesh #47 The New Covenant in Christ #46 Renewed in the New #45 The Old Life Must Go #44 Resurrection Life #43 New Seeing of the New Reality #42 We Are New When Born Again #40 New Life Above #41 The New is a Mystery