SPEAKER RECAP: SHAY ROBBINS (INTIMACY WITH GOD)

Intimacy with God
This week, we had the honor of listening to Shay Robbins speak to us on our intimacy with God. He spoke on how intimacy is all about depth. And depth is everything. He showed us how relationships now today are all based over texting. Why would you talk to someone in person or call them when you could just simply send them a quick and easy text? By this, you get sucked into a shallow way of living. As we engage into things that are deep, your depth goes even deeper. Just as we sin, it leads to more sin. Shay shared with us how God should be our everything. If you seek God wholeheartedly, He will find you. God rewards those who seek Him; He makes Himself available to us. We have no comprehension of the grace of God. Psalm 27:4 says, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” Just as this says, the Holy Spirit does dwell in us, and always will.
Intimacy equals power; which shows that we are powerless Christians. The primary requirement for intimacy is a longing for God. Shay showed us on how God speaks to us. Some ways that God speaks to us is by, the Bible, through dreams and visions, God’s people, creation, the Holy Spirit and just however he wants to. He speaks through these things by revelation, impressions, and conviction; which all fall under His Word. When He came there was no light, when He left there was no darkness.
The last things Shay spoke to us on were spiritual gifts and really learning what they all mean. I have always wondered what my spiritual gift was. After this week I think I may know. God says to make sure you always are absorbed in your spiritual gift. There are three common categories for this: cessations, continuations and open but cautious. These three are usually participated in churches individually and it’s cool to learn which one of our churches that we have gone to in the past really study it. All in all, Shay Robbins did an amazing job covering intimacy with God and spiritual gifts. He really opened up a lot of people’s doors and minds to their future.