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.