Conversational Intimacy


This is an interesting term, and is probably not found in many Christian psychology textbooks or other Christian writings, but it ought to be.  This is because at the center of all God-Human and Human-Human relationships is intimacy – the more intimacy the better, meaning personally satisfying and energizing to the relationship and vice-versa.  Without using the word intimacy Jesus was trying to get His followers to understand this through His personal witness in His interaction with His Father.  Jesus spent a lot of time in conversational prayer with His heavenly Father, as is indicated here:

Lk 6:12 – In these days He went out to the mountain to pray, and all night He continued in prayer to God.

The result of conversational prayer for Jesus was intimacy with His Father, and they became so close through conversation that Jesus was able to say this:

Jn 10:30 – I and…

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