Spiritual Intimacy

Series: Shawn Bain October 2009

Spiritual Intimacy in Marriage - Psalm 27:1-6 - 

Marriage first and foremost is a spiritual relationship (Amos 3:3) 
How close are you spiritually as a couple? 
Consider the foundation of your marriage (Matt 7:24-27) 
“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it” (Ps 127:1) 

Why Spiritual Intimacy Does Not Exist?
Spiritual Exhaustion 1 Cor 15:58; Gal 6:9
To a family (1 Thess 2:9-12; Prov 6:20)
To a husband (Eph 5:25-28)
To a wife (1 Pet 3:1-5) 

Misplaced Priorities Matt 6:33 

Greed (Ecc 2:10,11,17,18; 4:4-8; 1 Tim 6:10; Heb 13:5) 
Fear of Honesty and Openness
The need for prayer - Jas 5:16 

Why couples fear openness: 
EX: Adam/Eve, Abraham/Sarah, Ananias/Sapphira

Fear of Honesty and Openness
Titus 3:3 “hating one another” 
Openness removes pride, ego, isolation, deception 
Openness creates attachment, intimacy, ONENESS, emotional & physical connection

Spiritual Intimacy with God (1 Chronicles 28:9)

Acknowledge God
Serve Him with wholehearted devotion
Serve Him with a willing mind
The Lord searches every heart
The Lord understands every motive
If sought, you will find Him

Spiritual intimacy is a heart’s desire to be close to God 

Fall in love with God so you can fall in love with your spouse

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