For me Promise Keepers is a great time for men to come together with other men in their Christian walk. At our promise keepers event this year we had men as young as 8 years old and as old as 80 years old. On Friday morning at 3:41am the Holy Spirit told me I need to get more intimate with God. I thought about that all day but was struggling how to do that.
Friday was the beginning night of Promise Keepers and was great as always. We heard some testimonies, and realized we men are not alone. We men take our spouses for granted. We men always want to try to fix rather than listen to our spouses or feelings. We men always need to be open and honest with our spouses
Another speaker is what made me realize how to become more intimate with God. He talked about how you need to have a good relationship with your earthly father to have a great relationship with your heavenly Father. Then we had to discuss our relationship to other men about our relationship with our earthly father. For me I do not have a good relationship with my earthly father. I shared about the way my dad was – abusive to his children and his spouse. I stay quiet about that relationship but these other men were there for me, to support and pray for me.
I also googled how to be more intimate with God and a key point for me was to forgive. I need to forgive many people in order to get more intimate with God. By forgiving my earthly father I will be able to become more intimate with my heavenly Father.
I felt God tell me to talk to these guys, open up as some walls were now starting to come down. I was holding hurt inside of me which was holding me back from getting closer to God.
The speaker also asked how many of us did our devotional for the day. I, being one of many, did not read my Bible yet. But the speaker showed that there are so many other ways than just reading the paper version of the Bible. Your smart phone, audio cd, internet, etc. There is no reason why we cannot spend time with God.
We are all sheep and we have a great shepherd.
We need to be accountable to other men. We need a support system of Christain men.
God is always there for you in the lows of the valley and the highs on the mountain.
God knows what will happen to you 30 days from now so there is no need for us to worry what will happen.
We always need to trust God.
God bless you all,