I was hoping for others reflection on this subject and to learn from others own experiences. It is something that is of interest for me to try and understand more about why so many Christians don’t seem to have real desire for wanting to know God more in a relational context. Many Christians have great knowledge of the Word and theology, but not necessarily any intimacy or loving desire for closeness with our God. In my personal experience I have many times asked long-term Christians a question like “so what has God been doing or how have you seen God working in your life this week”. The response I normally get is a blank look with many people not seeming to even understand the question. My thought is that for many people, Christianity can become very quickly about what we ‘do’ for God and whether we are doing good things for Him. You do get the other reasons for not spending time with God like busyness and family, but even then, if they were to spend time with God it would be in achieving something to do about God like reading the Bible for 20 minutes or praying for a while, but not actually a consuming desire to just want to be with Him because you love Him.
So that is a long musing I know, but what are some ways in which you have seen people develop a passion for intimate knowledge of God, as well as ways that this can also be developed and grown in a world that would look to distract our gaze?