When we are faced with difficulty, we have a choice to make. We can either allow the increase in difficulty to make us pull away from Jesus or we can allow the increase in difficulty to help draw us into a deeper intimacy with Jesus.
Today, not only did those I love expereince an increase in difficulty, but I also expereinced an increase of difficulty. My very first reaction was a longing for my fantasy-man to oomfort me. Instead of giving into fantasy, however, I chose to just start to pray - regardless if I "felt" anything or not. The more I prayed, the more I started to notice the presence of the Holy Spirit praying through me and also giving me a strong desire to worship Jesus. Worshiping Jesus is one way we can cultivate a deeper intimacy with Him.
It only takes one step toward Jesus to start to culticatre a deeper intimacy with him. Are you experiencing a difficulty today? May you use that as an opportunity to cultivate a deeper intimacy with Jesus. What is your one step toward Jesus that you can take today?
I developed a migraine yesterday at church. I slathered my head with migraine blend oil, took a strong migraine pill, and went into a quiet, empty room to rest. I played a worship song, sat on the floor, closed my eyes, and rested my head on a cushioned chair. Then I simply talked to my Most Intimate Friend. There is no place that is off limits to cultivating deep intimacy with our Most Intimate Friend...because we cultivate intimacy with Jesus in our hearts...and we always carry our hearts with us wherever we go. Where are you going to go today that you can cultivate deep intimacy with Jesus in your heart? Wherever you are, simply tell Him that you love Him. That is a great start to a great legacy of intimacy.
This morning I received a heartbreaking e-mail informing me that a baby that I had been praying for went to be with Jesus. I sobbed and prayed.
Both yesterday and today I was praying with deep intensity for a few of my prayer assignements that desperately needed prayer.
My heart was hurting so much. I needed strong arms wrapped around me to hold me tight. I was longing to curl up and listen to the heartbeat that would comfort me.
However, instead of curling up and fantasizing like I would normally do, I went to bed and curled up and listened to a song about leaning against Jesus' chest and hearing His heartbeat. I was able to deeply rest in that comfort. Mmmm...
May I always choose cultivating real and deep intimacy with Jesus over a fantasy. And may deep intimacy with Jesus be my legacy. Amen.
Today, during one of my "seeking intimacy with Jesus" times, I sensed Him telling me that if I really desire to have Him as my most intimate friend, I need to have some things be only between us and no one else. Truthfully, I felt very sad about that. I do want Him as my most intimate friend, but I am not sure I am ready to give up sharing whatever is in my heart with the person with whom I want to share intimate details of my life. That was a real struggle for me today. I am walked away from that "intimacy building" time sad and discouraged...and no more intimate with Jesus than when I started.
Jesus, please forgive me when I say that I desire for You to be my most intimate friend, yet I am unwilling to let my heart belong exclusively to You in the most intimate sense. Please give me a deep desire to trust You with the most intimate places in my heart so my heart can be fully and exclusively Your's. I love You, Jesus.
Sometimes I try to "force" myself to feel intimate with Jesus. It doesn't work. I usually just want to cling to the father-figure man in my life that I deeply love. I can choose to, by behavior modification, resist that desire. That is difficult and painful, however, and it does not give me any feelings of intimacy with Jesus; it only adds to my disappointment that I do not feel intimate with Jesus.
We cannot live based on our feelings. We must be intentional about cultivating intimacy with Jesus, but we must never base our level of intimacy with Him on how intimate we feel with Him. Jesus tells us in Matthew 28:20 that He will not ever be away from us. Whether we feel His presence or not, Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, is always with us. That does not necessarily mean that our hearts have developed a deep intimacy with Him, but it does mean that we can trust that, as we do develop a deep intimacy with Him, He is with us - whether we feel His presence or not. We can never force our hearts to feel intimate with Him, but we can trust His heart of deep desire to always be with us and grow even closer to us. That truth can cause us to want to draw closer to Him. If we are still having difficulty in the area of intimacy, we can always go to Jesus and ask Him to give us a deeper desire to be intimate with Him and a deeper sense of the intimacy in our relationship with Him. He deeply loves us and will not reject us for such a beautiful and holy desire. Leaving a legacy of intimacy is not about forcing intimacy or feeling intimate; it's about pursuing a deeper intimacy with Him no matter what level of intimacy we currently feel that we have with Him.
When I think about cultivating intimacy, I must check my heart motive. What is the reason that I am cultivating intimacy? Am I trying to get a need met in the depths of my heart or am I trying to deeply know the heart of God? The motive for cultivating intimacy matters. We must resist the urge to cultivate intimacy with Jesus because we need Him to meet a need deep in our hearts. We want to build and leave a legacy of cultivating intimacy because we deeply love Jesus with all of our hearts and we want to truly get to know His heart on a deeply personal level.
God, please check my heart motive for cultivating intimacy and forgive me for any motive other than the desire to deeply know Your heart.
As I have been cultivating intimacy with Jesus and building a legacy of intimacy with Jesus, I have noticed that I have a recurring pitfall that takes me out of intimacy with Jesus...and that is taking my eyes off of Him and putting them on what is happening in my body. My health and physical circumstances are extremely difficult for me to handle. I live with oftentimes extreme chronic sickness that many medical doctors over a period of many years have been unable to help me find any relief from my suffering. Struggling with feelings of hopelessness only prevents me from resting in that deep place of intimacy with Jesus. It is only in that deep place of intimacy with Jesus that I can truly rest. No drug, no matter how strong it is, can truly give me the rest that I truly need. Resting in the intimate embrace and comfort of Jesus is the rest that I truly need. The Passion Translation of the Bible states it this way, "[I'm] resting with delight where His glory never fades". (Song of Songs 2:3b)
Father, please forgive me for taking my eyes off of Jesus and putting them on my difficulties. You are bigger than any difficultiy that I am facing today. I take my eyes off of my \seemingly hopeless circumstances and put them back on Jesus so I can rest with delight where His glory never fades. Amen.
One of the ways that I have been cultivating intiamcy with Jesus and building a legacy of intimacy is in simply asking Jesus, "What is on Your heart?"
As an intercessor, I spent many, many years doing all the talking - telling God that "this person needs this" and "that person needs that". Sadly, I had not yet learned to ask Jesus what is on His heart that He wants to tell me.
I think that Jesus wants to be asked what is on His heart more than we realize. I also think that asking Jesus what is on His heart (and sticking around to listen to His answer) is one very simple way that we can cultivate intimacy with Him and build a legacy of intimacy for others to learn how to do the same.
Recently, I watched a video about cultivating intimacy with God. The woman on the video simply told the viewers that cultivating intimacy with God can be as simple as telling God that you love Him too.
Jesus, when we do not know what to do to cultivate intimacy with You, help us to simply tell You that we love You too! May our legacy be one that loves You intimately!
On June 20, 2019, I was resting in bed when I heard the Holy Spirit speaking to my heart the phrase, "Stairways of Dove". I was not sure exactly what that meant, so I wrote it down and asked the Lord for the explanation of what it meant. I sensed it meant that we can soar as high with the Holy Spirit as we want to go and we can go as deep as we want in intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
A little while after that, I was reading in The Passion Translation's Song of Songs 2:14, which states, "For you are my dove, hidden in the split-open rock. It was I who took you and hid you up high in the secret stairway of the sky." The footnotes for this Scripture states, "This speaks of the wounded side of Jesus, our Rock where we hide and rest. When Moses asked God to see his glory, God hid Moses in the cleft of the rock. See Ex. 33:22."
After that, I was also reminded of that same translation of the Bible in John 1:51, which states, "I prophesy to you eternal truth: From now on you will see an open heaven and gaze upon the Son of Man like a stairway reaching into the sky with the messengers of God climbing up and down upon Him!”
So, we are the dove of Jesus and the wounded side of Jesus, our Rock, is our secret hiding place...and we can rest in Him and gaze upon Him like a stairway! May the deep revelation of that help us cultivate deeper intimacy with Him...and help us to continue to build a legacy of intimacy!
For several years, I have struggled with fantasizing about cuddling with a father-figure man that I know. My fantasies are always deeply intimate as (in the fantasies) this man holds me close to his heart.
Lately, I have been so very sick. I have spent much time resting in bed or resting in the living room rocker. My time resting has included very intentional times of cultivating deeper and deeper intimacy with Jesus. I have longed to get to know the deep and deeply intimate heart of Jesus more than I have longed for any fantasy.
Today I fell asleep in bed for a short nap and when I woke up, I longed to cuddle with that father-figure man. Due to a severe sleep disorder, I often wake up very sleepy, and typically when I wake up very sleepy, I am tempted to fantasize about cuddling with this man. However, I thought my recent times of cultivating deep intimacy with Jesus changed all that. The fantasies have been almost non-existent in the warm intimacy of Jesus' arms. What changed? Why today?
I'm not sure what changed; but, what I do know is that I do not have to stay stuck there in defeat and failure. I can (and did) choose to move back into the place of seeking and cultivating deep intimacy with Jesus. I can go back to the Garden of Intimacy, where Jesus longs to meet me. It is there that I can continue to, once again, build that legacy of intimacy with my King, so the generations that come from me can learn how to cultivate deep intimacy with Him as well. Amen!
Recently, one of my very favorite ways to cultivate intimacy has been to sing spontaneous songs to Jesus. Normally I do not like to sing because I lost my singing voice when I got pregnant with my first baby. (I have no idea why I lost my singing voice when I got pregnant, but that is what happened...and I never got it back.) So, I dislike singing because I sing so poorly. However, I have been singing more and more lately as I continue to cultivate deep intimacy with Jesus. As I read Scripture, I may make up songs on the spot about what I am reading. When I think of praising God for one of His character qualities, I may make up a song about that particular character quality. When I worship God with deep, intimate heartfelt longing, I may make up a song about how much I love Him and how worthy He is to receive my love and worship. The wonderful thing about making up spontaneous songs to or about Jesus is that there are no rules. If our hearts are truly desiring an intimate experience with Jesus, we are free to be as spontaneous and creative as our hearts desire to be. Cultivating intimacy through spontaneous songs is a wonderful way to build our legacy! What will your heart sing to Jesus right now?
One of the ways that I have recently been trying really hard to develop my legacy is through an on-going conversation with Jesus. I try to talk with Jesus as if He really is here with me - because, in reality through His Spirit, He really is! Conversation is intimate. Having an on-going, never-ending intimate conversation with Jesus does not happen naturally. We usually have other voices competing for attention in our heads - usually just our own thoughts and self-talk. Some of us who are creative may have on-going conversations with others. But, most of us do not just naturally have an on-going, never-ending intimate conversation with Jesus. I have been intentional about trying to make that happen. I fail so miserable, but I have been trying anyway. What has helped me is an excerpt of a book that I recently wrote. The book, Kingdom Cling, is about a young woman who falls in love with a father-figure that God has put in her life who tries to teach her how to transfer her feelings for him to God. The following excerpt from Kingdom Cling is the scene where Joshua, the father-figure, teaches Bethel, the young woman, how to carry on an on-going journal conversation with him in an effort to train her to carry on an on-going conversation with God:
When we arrived at His Kingdom Come Creativity Center, Joshua took me to his office first. "I want to give you something," he said as he handed me a beautiful journal. "I call it the Kingdom Connection Journal. Write in your Kingdom Connection Journal everything – and I mean everything – that you are learning, feeling, seeing, hearing, and experiencing while you are here at His Kingdom Come Campus. Don't clean anything up. Write your unfiltered, deepest thoughts without cleaning them up. When I read it, I want to see your heart. I want to read your Kingdom Connection Journal as if my eyes were penetrating into the very depths of your heart and reading the deepest parts of your heart. As we go through our Fear of the Lord Training, I want you to brainstorm names for the vision rooms at His Kingdom Come Creativity Center that are creative and visionary in nature with the nature and character of King Eternal and record those names in your Kingdom Connection Journal. Journal your prayer times and journal practicing His presence continually. Also, ask questions to King Eternal in your journal. Ask Him who He is. Ask Him how you can cling to Him. Ask Him any question that comes to your heart. Ask Him to open up your eyes so you can see His heart. Ask Him for vision. Ask Him for His vision. I also want you to write a letter to me every day sharing your feelings for me. I want you to have a continual raw heart-to-heart conversation with me through your journal. Remember, don't filter anything out. Write from the depths of your heart, sharing with me your true feelings for me. There is no shame in anything you write because I will teach you how to transfer those deep feelings that you have for me to King Eternal. The more you long to cling to me, the more you will learn to cling to The King. The more intensely you cling to me, the more I will do my very best to teach you how to intensely cling to Him. It's all about Kingdom clinging. It's all about the King and His Kingdom. Let's practice right now. Please write what is in your heart. Remember not to filter anything. I'm going to read it, but I want raw, unfiltered thoughts and feelings. I can help you better as I know you better."
Practicing an on-going, never-ending conversation with Jesus is one way that we can develop our intimacy with Him all while buidling our Godly legacy! What will you talk to Jesus about in your heart right now?
One of the ways that I have been building my leagcy is to rehearse my own identity in Jesus. I like to rehearse my identity as if I was hearing Jesus speak it over me:
According to 2 Corinthians 5:17, you are a new creation.
According to 1 Peter 2:9, you are a royal priesthood.
According to Ephesians 1:6, you are accepted.
According to Romans 8:16-17, you are an heir to the King.
According to 1 John 4:4, you are an overcomer.
According to Psalm 34:8, you are blessed.
According to Psalm 37:18, you are blessed with an eternal inheritance.
According to 1 Corinthians 2:16, you are blessed with My mind and understanding.
According to 2 Corinthians 5:20, you are My ambassador.
According to 3 John 2, you are My beloved.
According to Psalm 71:21, you are comforted.
According to Romans 8:37, you are a conqueror.
According to Psalm 34:19, you are delivered.
According to Ephesians 2:10, you are destined for a special purpose and to do good work.
According to Acts 13:52, you are filled with joy.
According to Acts 13:52, you are filled with My Spirit.
According to Ephesians 1:7, you are forgiven.
According to Romans 8:1, you are free from condemnation.
According to Colossians 1:13, you are free from the power of darkness and brought into the Kingdom of Light.
According to Psalm 66:12, you are fulfilled.
According to 2 Timothy 1:7, you are full of power and love and a sound mind.
According to Revelation 2:17, you are given a new, special, Kingdom name.
According to Ephesians 1:3, you are given every spiritual blessing in Me.
According to 2 Peter 1:3, you are given everything you need for life and godliness.
According to 1 Peter 4:10, you are given special spiritual gifts.
According to Psalm 92:4, you are glad.
According to Galatians 3:26, you are My Father's child.
According to Isaiah 53:5 and 2 Peter 2:24, you are healed.
According to Psalm 34:4, 15, 17, you are heard.
According to Hebrews 13:6, you are helped.
According to Psalm 71:21, you are increased in greatness.
According to Psalm 32:8, you are instructed.
According to 1 Peter 1:8, you are joyful and rejoicing.
According to Galatians 5:16, 18, you are led by My Spirit.
According to John 3:16, you are loved.
According to Genesis 1:27, you are made in My image.
According to 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, you are made strong.
According to Colossians 2:10, you are made whole.
According to Psalm 34:10, you are not lacking any good thing.
According to Psalm 37:17, you are peaceful.
According to Hebrews 7:25, you are prayed for.
According to Psalm 31:23, you are preserved.
According to Psalm 1:3, you are prosperous and bearing much fruit.
According to Psalm 121:7, you are protected.
According to Psalm 34:5, you are radiant.
According to Psalm 34:22, you are redeemed.
According to Zephaniah 3:16-17, you are rejoiced over.
According to Psalm 106:4, you are remembered.
According to Matthew 11:28-29, you are rested.
According to Joel 2:25, you are restored.
According to 2 Corinthians 5:21, you are righteous in My Father.
According to Psalm 4:8, you are safe.
According to Psalm 63:5, you are satisfied.
According to Romans 10:9-10, you are saved.
According to Ephesians 2:6, you are seated with Me in the Heavenly realm.
According to Hebrews 6:19, you are secure.
According to Psalm 34:15, you are seen.
According to Psalm 31:24, you are strengthened.
According to Psalm 32:10, you are surrounded by mercy.
According to Psalm 17:8, you are the apple of My Father's eye.
According to John 15:5, you are the branch on My vine.
According to Deuteronomy 28:13, you are the head and not the tail.
According to 2 Peter 1:4, you are the recipient of great and precious promises.
According to Matthew 5:13-14, you are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
According to 1 Corinthians 3:16 and 1 Corinthians 6:19, you are the temple of My Spirit.
According to 2 Corinthians 2:14, you are triumphant.
According to Romans 6:14, you are under grace.
According to Isaiah 41:10, you are upheld.
According to 1 Corinthians 15:57, you are victorious through Me.
Truly knowing our identity in Jesus is a wonderful legacy that we can leave for the world!
One way that I have been building my Godly legacy is to bless those to whom I am leaving a Godly legacy. I have done this by blessing them in my prayers for them:
I bless you by calling you accepted.
I bless you by calling you affirmed.
I bless you by calling you alive.
I bless you by calling you appreciated.
I bless you by calling you beautiful.
I bless you by calling you blessed.
I bless you by calling you cared for.
I bless you by calling you carefree.
I bless you by calling you cheerful.
I bless you by calling you cherished.
I bless you by calling you childlike.
I bless you by calling you clean.
I bless you by calling you comforted.
I bless you by calling you content.
I bless you by calling you courageous.
I bless you by calling you covered.
I bless you by calling you delivered.
I bless you by calling you desired.
I bless you by calling you embraced.
I bless you by calling you empowered.
I bless you by calling you encouraged.
I bless you by calling you enveloped.
I bless you by calling you faithful.
I bless you by calling you forgiven.
I bless you by calling you free.
I bless you by calling you fulfilled.
I bless you by calling you full of Shalom peace.
I bless you by calling you healed.
I bless you by calling you healthy.
I bless you by calling you held.
I bless you by calling you hopeful.
I bless you by calling you innocent.
I bless you by calling you joyful.
I bless you by calling you known.
I bless you by calling you liked.
I bless you by calling you loved.
I bless you by calling you lovely.
I bless you by calling you mature.
I bless you by calling you passionate.
I bless you by calling you peaceful.
I bless you by calling you precious.
I bless you by calling you protected.
I bless you by calling you pure.
I bless you by calling you refreshed.
I bless you by calling you rejoiced over.
I bless you by calling you renewed.
I bless you by calling you rested.
I bless you by calling you restored.
I bless you by calling you safe.
I bless you by calling you satisfied.
I bless you by calling you secure.
I bless you by calling you significant.
I bless you by calling you special.
I bless you by calling you strengthened.
I bless you by calling you strong.
I bless you by calling you understood.
I bless you by calling you valued.
I bless you by calling you victorious.
I bless you by calling you wanted.
I bless you by calling you warm.
I bless you by calling you whole.
I bless you by calling you worthy through Jesus.
May we all bless those to whom we are leaving a Godly legacy.
One way that we can all expereince and leave a legacy of intimate joy is praising God for who He is - His wonderful character qualties. Here is a list to get your praise jump-started. He is:
all these things and more.
We can choose one or more character quality and tell God that He is [name the character quality]. We can tell Him everything that we can think of about Him fulfilling that character quality in our lives, in the lives of our loved ones, and in the lives of all of His children. Praising God is one way we can leave a Godly legacy of intimate joy.
(A word of caution, though...as much as it is wonderful to celebrate God's wonderful character, we need to really get to know and live in the heart of God and not just celebrate His wonderful character. God wants His heart to be known in deep intimacy with His children - not just His character celebrated. He does want us to celebrate His character, but if we celebrate His character qualities apart from getting to deeply and intimately know His heart, we will miss the deeply intimate part that praise can help us develop. I recently made the mistake of missing God Himself - the person of God - while praising the qualties of His nature. May we never miss God in the process. May we live a lifestyle of praising and celebrating His character qualities and cultivating deep intimacy with Him...and may that be a wonderful part of our legacy!)
Intimacy is a word that is very misunderstood and may even cause someone to feel uncomfortable; so, let's change that. According to Dictionary.com, the word intimacy simply means:
Now that we have an understanding of the definition of the word intimacy, we can now explore the word joy.
Happiness is a fleeting, unreliable feeling. Happiness tends to be based on circumstances. Joy is more an attitude of the heart. Joy is from God. According to Galatians 5:5-6, joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
There are many, many circumstances each and every day that can make us feel unhappy and sad. Yet, we still have the option to retain the joy in our hearts.
For example, I do not feel happy when I sin by disobeying God, when I gain weight, when someone I love is angry at me, when someone I love dies, when I am sick, or when God takes me deeper into the emotional wounds of my past in order to bring about a deeper healing in my heart. However, throughout all of these circumstances, because I have the love and joy of Jesus living inside my heart, God gives me the supernatural ability to rise above the unhappy circumstances with the healthy and appropriate balance of grieving and underlying joy!
One of the most difficult things in my life right now is my struggle with severe chronic sickness. Chronic illness saps my strength and drains me of more than just my health. Chronic illness tries to steal my joy. Truthfully, there are many times when I feel too sick or exhausted for the joy to “bubble-over,” but it is in those times that I try to remind myself that the joy of the Lord (deep in my heart) truly is my strength! (taken from Nehemiah 8:10)
Not every day is a happy day, but with Jesus as our Savior and Lord and with God as our Heavenly Daddy, every day can be a joyful day. Intimate joy is part of the legacy that I want to leave my furture generations. May the love of Jesus penetrate your heart with both the unmatchable, indescribable, incredible, bubbling-over type of joy and the quiet, comforting, healing, intimate type of joy...so you can leave a legacy of intimate joy as well.
I have been so incredibly sick, which has led to the need for me to be in bed... a lot. What legacy can I leave from my bed? I have been very tempted lately to get into self-pity and "works-based legacy" that lie to me that if I can't do something for Jesus, then I am not leaving a legacy about my relationship with Him. I have found myself thinking, "If I can't so anything for Jesus, then I just want to go Home (to Heaven) to be with Him. Yes, part of that is intense sickenss. And yes, part of that is strong drugs. But, deeper than all that is the root of the lie - that if I can't work for Jesus, then I have no legacy. I have had to really fight that lie with the truth - that my legacy is my relationship with Him rather than the work I do for Him. I never want to forget that. So, I go to Him and ask Him to draw me deeper into His heart...then give me the pyhsical strength to get out of bed and write a blog post about it so others can also be reminded of this vital truth as well!
This may sound strange, but one of the ways that I cultivate intimacy with Jesus is to sit on the stairs and lean my back up against the wall behind me. I pretend that I am resting up against Jesus. I pretend that He is sitting behind me and that my back is pressing up against His chest. I pretend that He has His arms around my chest, holding me against Himself. It is in this position that I have a conversation with Him. I talk to Him as if I was talking to a friend – because that is exactly what He is; He is my friend. He is our friend. And He wants to be our Most Intimate Friend. How can you cultivate intimacy with Jesus, our Most Intimate Friend?
One way that I have been developing my legacy is to cultivate intimacy with Jesus. Let me define cultivate:
1. farm, work, plant, tend, till, harvest, plough, bring under cultivation
2. develop, establish, acquire, foster, devote yourself, to pursue
3. court, associate with, seek out, run after, consort with, butter up, dance attendance upon, seek someone's company or friendship, take trouble or pains with
4. foster, further, forward, encourage
5. improve, better, train, discipline, polish, refine, elevate, enrich
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
We can all cultivate intiamcy with Jesus and leave a wonderful legacy of intimacy for generations to come!
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 1:11pm, I sensed God speaking again, “Seek me right NOW!” So, I did...exactly twenty-four hours after He spoke "Garden of Intimacy" into my heart. I sensed God saying that we lost intimacy with Him in a garden due to deception...and...we regained intimacy with Him in a garden due to a decision.
On June 11, at 1:11pm, I sensed God speaking to my heart, “Seek Me right NOW!” So, I did. I sensed Him speaking the phrase, “Garden of Intimacy.” The next day, I had a dream about researching “intimacy”. I woke up, then fell back asleep. When I woke up, I saw a prophetic picture in my heart of a dead snake in the house. At first, I was tempted to be in fear; but, then I realized it was a good thing and said, “Jesus is crushing the head of the serpent!” I truly believed that, somehow, “Garden of Intimacy” and the prophetic picture of the dead snake were connected; however, at the time, I just did not know how. Later, God gave me insight into how they are connected. The Garden of Intimacy portion of the Deep Water Legacy blog is my attempt to share my journey cultivating intimacy with Jesus and communicate the connection between "Garden of Intimacy" and "Jesus crushing the head of the serpent". I truly believe that this Godly insight is straight from the heart of God and is something that has the potential to benefit all of us as we come up against difficulties in life.
Welcome to "Garden of Intimacy" - the portion of the Deep Water Legacy blog sharing what the Holy Spirit is laying on my heart to share about intimacy with Jesus. I truly believe that this Godly insight is straight from the heart of God and is something that has the potential to benefit all of us as we come up against difficulties in life. Garden of Intimacy is not "a solution" to one specific problem; Garden of Intimacy is the path to "The Solution" to all problems. You are invited to walk this path with me through this beautiful garden.
For many years, I thought my legacy was what I did for Jesus. I endured an entire lifetime of suffereing so I would be able to live, write, and provide true and tried, genuine solutions that actually work for people in need. It has only been very recently that I have heard the Holy Spirit speaking to my heart that my legacy is not in what I do for Jesus, but rather in who I am...in Him...in living my life for Him. This blog is an attempt to realign my heart (and my thinking) to the very heart and mind of Christ - the True Legacy-Giver...and leave "nuggets of legacy" for the world to see.
Welcome to Anne Marie's Deep Water Legacy - the "nuggets of legacy" that I wish to leave!