Dr. Sharon Mancha is well aware of the "distractions" and trials that can interrupt even the most devoted believer's relationship with Christ. Dr. Mancha lost both her husband of 38 years and her father in the same two-week period earlier this year.
And then, along came the dreaded coronavirus. But, Dr. Mancha says, those are the times, more than ever, when Christians must press in to God and strengthen their intimacy with their Creator.
It is a principle Dr. Mancha teaches on her podcast, The Power of Intimacy with Christ, to empower believers to realize their life calling.
"What I'd like to share with people are the benefits of an intimate relationship with Christ," Dr. Mancha told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "I think that it is so important for people to understand that this is not a duty or a task or a chore. This is actually a lifeline.
"It was a divine fulfillment of God's plan when Christ came and wanted to reconcile man back into an intimate relationship with God. When Adam and Eve were in the garden, they lost some of those benefits like having a heart-to-heart conversation with God and having unlimited access to the Lord.
"Now, we can have those heart-to-heart conversations with God where we can get a revelation of self and the will of God for our lives. We know we're on a divine path, and we get guidance from the Holy Spirit for successful living. These are all benefits: God's presence in our lives and daily activities and its presence and protection. Anointing is formed and grown out of intimacy with God. Learning how to discern God's voice comes out of intimacy, and so much more. You can't trade what you get in the natural for what's available for you in the spiritual. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul or to be a Christian and live beneath your privilege?"
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