Before salvation: Colossians 4:18 described us perfectly. It says, “Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God…” Ah, but the shed blood of Jesus brought radical change.
Ephesians 2:13 says, “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Then in 2 Corinthians 5:21 Paul explained further. It says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Ephesians 1:7 says, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”
We went from being alienated to receiving radical heart transformation when we believed, and then drawn into intimate communion. John 15:7 Amplified says, “If you live in Me (abide vitally united to Me) and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.”
Intimacy with the Lord is Heart to heart communion. It is dwelling in His Presence and abiding in His love. Our intimate communion is delightfully personal and individualistic. Our heart-time with Him is not shared with anyone else. There is nothing on this earth to compare it to.
I like to read this verse as though I am speaking it to the Lord. Song of Solomon 2:14 says, “O my Dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see Your face, let me hear Your voice; for Your voice is sweet, and Your face is lovely.”
Then reading Song of Solomon 5:1 Amplified as though the Lord is speaking to me. “…Drink, yes, drink abundantly of love, O precious one (for now I know you are Mine, irrevocably Mine! With His confident words still thrilling her heart…”
Our Redeemer has many ways that we can describe Him. He is the Lover of our soul, our Light and Life, Ever Present, All Powerful, All Knowing, and Lord Over All. He is our Confidant and we are His. He came to give us abundant life through our intimate communion with Him.