The cry of our hearts is to know that we know that we know the intimate love, affection and heart whispers of the Father.  We yearn to know that He enjoys being with us.  Just knowing about a God who cares is not enough.  Eventually the cry deep down gets so loud it bursts through, “I want to encounter Him, intimately, closely.  I want to hear Him and know that I have heard Him.  Not just once in a lifetime, not once a year, but moment by moment.”

Nothing else satisfies.

Can you know Him like that?

Holy Spirit says, “Yes!”

Holy Spirit has come to lead you into an eternity of constant encounter with Him.

It begins now, this moment.  He’s with you as you read this.  He’s speaking to you now.  He’s drawing near to you now.

Allow Holy Spirit space to lead you into a more intimate walk, in His footsteps, with Him… in Him.

He is inviting you to cast off ‘It’s not for me, it’s for other people’. You may feel like saying, ‘I can’t do that’, but Holy Spirit is saying He can, through you.  You will find evermore aliveness if you abandon yourself to Him who is alive.

Let’s take this chance to grow in drinking of His overwhelmingly good intimacy… moment by moment.

 “I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. … he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!

“I will not leave you orphaned. …you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you’re in me, and I’m in you.”

John 14:15b-20, the Message