Intimacy with God: Our Focus is Christ
I know the question now is, “Why does He feel so far away sometimes?” First of all, we do not judge His presence in our lives by feelings. We have established earlier what the Bible says about His presence in our lives. He is there whether you feel Him or not. Christians are sometimes not conscious of His presence and go on living life without guidance. When this happens, they are simply yielding to distractions. See what the Bible says about distractions.
Hebrews 12:2 TPT
We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!
Observe where His focus was before He went to the cross. How much more NOW? Because His heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be His...He went through with it. Today our focus is Christ.
2 Timothy 2:8 TPT
But make Jesus, the Anointed One, your focus in life and ministry. For he came to earth as the descendant of David and rose from the dead, according to the revelation of the gospel that God has given me.
Focus requires our thought, words and action.
Proverbs 4:20-23 TPT
Listen carefully, my dear child, to everything that I teach you, and pay attention to all that I have to say. Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit. Then, as you unwrap my words, they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being. So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.
When your innermost being is faring well, your outermost being will also fare well. Our innermost being fares well when we fill our thoughts with God’s Word until it penetrates deep into your Spirit.
How do you fill your heart with God's Word? With the word of Christ; through the eye gate, the ear gate and the mouth gate. What you hear, say and see will enter your heart. So, our part is to search, read, study and meditate (ponder, mutter slowly) the word of Christ - His death, burial and resurrection until it becomes a revelation in our hearts. Until His thoughts become our thoughts and His ways our ways.
In the Old Testament, His thoughts were not their thoughts and His ways were too far for them. But for us He has given us His Spirit that we may know... (1 Cor. 2:9-12) This is intimacy; knowing what God knows. This will translate into God-ideas and God-activities and ultimately God-results. When you spend time with Christ your results will be evident.