Now that we’ve found love, what are we gonna do with it?
We discussed the (true) definition of intimacy —>
Intimacy: something of a personal or private nature. We have to get away from defining intimacy as having sex with someone (keep it real, that’s what we all think when we hear that word). That is NOT what that means. Intimacy means to know the deep things about someone. Intimacy is a personal relationship. You can not be intimate with someone you do not spend time with. Intimacy also includes trust because it requires giving your all to another person. Make sense?
Bible Text: Mark 12:41-44 <— Read This (this is bible study! Don’t be afraid to read the bible! Read it a few times…expect the Lord to reveal something to you!)
Notice that Jesus said “..this poor widow has given more than all the others ..”. Why would He say that? Why was her contribution so special? because she was the only one who gave everything she had! She was the only one who sacrificed to give. Pay attention to the fact that all the other people giving were rich and gave out of their surplus but she gave ALL she had.
Let’s look at another thing Jesus said (because clearly everything that comes out of Jesus’ mouth should be paid much attention). Look at how He said “I tell you the truth (assuredly), this poor widow …” Why would Jesus say, “i tell you the truth”? We could pretty much assume that everything Jesus says is going to be the truth, right? But He specifically said that ..meaning that this woman’s life was what it looked like to live the truth! Her relationship was what a true relationship with Christ looked like ..so much so that He gathered His disciples to teach them a lesson based on this poor woman’s life. Would Jesus be able to look at your life and say “i tell you the truth ..”??
(I know you’re wondering what that has to do with intimacy and what any of this has to do with title LOL. But stay with us, we’re going somewhere…i promise! And the Holy Spirit is leading so trust that we’re only being directed into more truth!)
What does this have to do with intimacy? this poor widow had an intimate personal relationship with Jesus. How do we know that? Well let’s go back to the Word. the end of vs. 44 tells us that she gave everything she had to live on. She trusted Jesus that much! Where does that type of trust come from? Let me tell you where it DOESN’T come from. It doesn’t come from casual encounter .. it comes from intimate relationship. This woman had become one with Jesus .. we know this because she gave Him her ALL! That’s what Jesus requires.
The poor widow found that Love ..and she was all in! Now that you’ve found His love, what are you going to do with it?
*This is a series so this is just the beginning. These are only the notes; to fully delve in with us, come to W.H.O. every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in the Taylor Education Building on UK’s campus. If you don’t know where that is, if you you have any comments or questions, or if you have any prayer requests, please contact me at DianaAnosike@yahoo.com*
Blessings to you!