There is more, so much more! What is intimacy with YHVH really about?
Philippians 3:8 I consider everything loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Yeshua my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.
This time of the year is a busy time. We are all running around, having to attend many meetings and seminars, not to mention all the deadlines we face. Josh is writing exams and Tinus and I are both so busy. I found myself on the airplane back from New York just closing my eyes and seeking His breath more than anything else. The quietness of the 16 hour journey back home is always a blessing to me. My soul cannot be satisfied until it becomes still and enters into the heart of my Abba. This is called intimacy with the Living God, YHVH.
We are called to dwell in the secret place of the Most High, where we become still and gaze upon His beauty. We all know that you become what you gaze upon. I just nestle myself into that small chair of SAA and as I close my eyes, I nestle into His heart. This is the place where I align my being – in His heart! People ask me often, “Isn’t it difficult for you to travel so much?” No, because home is where your heart is. He is always with me and I am never alone! My heart’s home is in the midst of His heart; that is the place of intimacy.
1 Corinthians 2:9 No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what YHVH has prepared for those who love Him.
YHVH wants to take us into His depths. But we need to desire to go there; we need to prompt it. We need to live there. He wants to reveal the things of the Spirit to us by His Holy Spirit who searches out everything and even reveals YHVH’s deep secrets to us. You cannot expect to receive these mysteries by living a life of the flesh. It is only when we are willing to move into the Spirit that we experience the fullness of His intimacy. For many years we have been struggling to understand the battles we fight in our journey with Aldo. We fought the stronghold of ‘death’ over his life and I had no one to run to, except He who is the answer, Yeshua Himself. There in His heart He revealed to me the mysteries of His Kingdom and today I know that He Himself wants to teach us. Step by step, He taught me and I am still learning every day. In Him we received answers, keys, truths - and these set us free!
I have learned that we have to unlock our Spirit hearts. Then YHVH will become real and He will reveal Himself to those who seek Him. He so loves us and yearns to have an intimate relationship and friendship with us. The time with Him is a time to enjoy fellowship, to walk in His garden and to see what He shows and teaches us. Many people only know how to reach Him through the soul. Even through reading and singing – but He says, those who worship Me must worship Me in Spirit. We need our souls to come into obedience to our spirits, by calling and trusting Holy Spirit. It is not difficult to see if someone is walking in intimacy with Yeshua, because the fruit of the Spirit will be the evidence of walking in oneness with Him. A tree is known by its fruits. You don’t need to say anything, your life speaks volumes!
With intimacy we allow YHVH to look into our hearts and He allows us to look into His heart. I just love this - to see what He sees, to hear what He hears, to love what He loves and to hate what He hates. We experience life through His breath and all our desires start to match His desires. It is a journey, where your soul find its true home. Where we enter in through the wounds of Yeshua and partake of the fullness of Him by eating His flesh and drinking His blood.
Hosea 6:3 Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him! Then He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of the rains in early spring.
We ran the NY Marathon and it was surely a highlight of my year! What an experience, so many people running and so many people cheering you on. What a privilege I had to just run and pray for the beautiful country and the election. How glad I am for the miracle that YHVH did with the election. I truly believe the Jezebel house have tumbled, but leaving a lot of anger in the air! I could just smile – because God YHVH loves America and where people pray – He listens. So much mercy on America! But now, more than ever, please don’t stop praying! In the spirit you see how the enemy is still making plans against the results. Maybe you don’t understand YHVH’s ways, how He could allow Donald Trump to be elected, but I want you to know that YHVH God is not making a mistake here. God will use him in ways that we will never imagine. Let’s keep on praying for Donald Trump, God is busy empowering the church, He is empowering the nation of the United States so that there will be a new sound echoing in the spirit – God is our answer! America will be a better place as we all stay in Him, YHVH our King!
Stay more than ever on your face, stay in His heart, stay in the spirit – this my friend is called ‘life’.
I bless you with His love and peace.
Retah and family.
'Father, You are such great help to me. You are the saviour of my life.'