"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace." - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Time and time again, God tries to incubate us for a greater result before releasing us into the world. God wants us to learn from all things and in all seasons of our lifetime. It is not for us to just enjoy or complain throughout the season, but to find out the purpose of that season and to learn the lessons that come with the season and make use of them as we move on to a breakthrough.
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." - Matthew 28:18-20.
God has conferred authority and power in the name of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. The same power and authority Jesus conferred upon His Church and upon as many that believe in HIM. The Bible says: "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." - John 1:12-13
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ." - Galatians 3:16. "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." - James 4:3.
God has blessed us with the "Seed" of Abraham which is more than gold and this is the key to ask right from God. (Galatians 3:16) The world has chosen not to believe God and looks for alternatives to fill their emptiness with something else thus trying to put God in a position of a ceremonial King.
"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19
God has chosen to start a new thing in your life, in this season, in this time of the year. He cannot be moved or stopped by the situation you are facing right now because HE knows about it. A new season has begun and God is once again calling on HIS people to draw near.
"And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim; But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in His commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. Therefore the Lord stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance." - 2 Chronicles 17:3-5.
The word "Intimate" refers generally to the innermost nature or fundamental character of something. (Wikipedia) Intimacy is to have a familiar and very close connection with another as a result of entering deeply or closely into relationship through knowledge and experience of the other.
The Lord's Prayer opens with a reverent address which says: "Our Father which art in heaven" - Matthew 6:9.
This indicates a relationship between the one who prays and the One to whom prayer is directed. It is like a father-child relationship, which is one of the factors that enhance prayer. The bible says "As many as received him (Jesus) to them gave he power to become the sons of God." - John 1:12.
"Deliverance from bondage of the game: World of Warcraft. I came in church where Pastor Wales had a ministration. After sermon, he is starts to pray for everybody, and I asked for prayer too, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I was filled; I realized what is true freedom and life without guilt and shame. - Danijel Ponjican Ponke (Serbia)."