20 Bible Verses About Intimacy with God

Intimacy with God

God walked through the garden and posed the first question of man, “Where are you?” Adam and Eve had sinned against God, ate the forbidden fruit, and were hiding, or at least attempting to hide, from their Creator. But before they took that fateful bite, they knew perfect intimacy with God. Can you imagine how wonderful their experience must’ve been? In the cool of the day, they had walked with God and were perfectly known, loved, and accepted. Before sin entered our world, man and woman lived out what they were made to do: glorify God and enjoy him forever. 

Do you long to return to that kind of intimacy with your Creator? Walking with God should characterize the Christian’s life; and when it does, we enjoy the fruit of that intimacy. When we think of intimacy with God, we use phrases that describe this closeness, like ‘drawing near,’ ‘going deep,’ and ‘being close.’

Jesus made a way for us to enjoy this cool-of-the-day fellowship with him again. Sin separated Adam and Eve and all of us from the garden and God’s presence, but Jesus made way for us to draw near again. By his righteousness, he made a way for us to approach him, enjoy him, and walk daily in intimacy with him.

20 Bible Verses About Intimacy with God

God’s Word assures us that he wants a relationship with us. Here are 20 Scriptures that will help you grow in intimacy with God

  1. John 15:4 (ESV)
    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.

  2. James 4:8 (ESV)
    Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

  3. Jeremiah 31:3 (ESV)
    The LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

  4. Psalm 42:1-2 (ESV)
    As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

  5. Revelation 3:20 (ESV)
    Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door. I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

  6. Deuteronomy 6:5 (ESV)
    You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

  7. Hebrews 10:19-22a (ESV)
    Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh;  And since we have a great priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.

  8. John 14:21 (ESV)
    Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him

  9. Isaiah 55:6 (ESV)
    Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near.

  1. Psalm 73:28 (ESV)
    But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.

  2. Deuteronomy 4:29 (ESV)
    But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

  3. Phillipians 3:10 (ESV)
    That I may know him and the power of his resurrection and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.

  1. 2 Peter 3:18 (ESV)
    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

  2. 1 John 1:2-3 (ESV)
    The life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

  3.  Acts 2:42 (ESV)
    And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:9 (ESV)
    God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

  1. Isaiah 55:1-2 (ESV)
    Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

  2. John 15:15 (ESV)
    No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

  3. Colossians 3:16 (ESV)
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

  4. John 15:9 (ESV)
    As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

Intimacy with God is not a mystical relationship where we look for the next spiritual goosebumps experience. Rather, it is about knowing God, walking in obedience, and enjoying the fruit of fellowship with him. 

Do you want to enjoy intimacy with God?

If you are in Christ, you can enjoy intimacy with your Creator, allowing you to draw near, be close, and go deep. Don’t fear his rejection. Unlike our human relationships, which are built on acceptance or rejection, you can rest assured that all that the Father gives to Jesus will not be cast out (John 6:37). He knows you and loves you still.

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P.S. Do you want to know why this kind of intimacy is available to you? It’s because of your union with Christ. Union with Christ means he is in you, and you are in him. It’s an unbreakable union and you are secure and safe in him. Learn more about what God’s Word says about union with him with this free exhaustive list of Scripture references.

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