1. Those who serve God should be God’s intimates, they should be beloved by God, and capable of the utmost loyalty to God, capable of the utmost loyalty to God. Regardless of whether you act behind people, or in front of them, you are able to gain the joy of God before God, you are able to stand firm, and regardless of how other people treat you, you always walk your own path, and give every care to God’s burden. Only this is an intimate of God. You give every care to God’s burden. Only this is an intimate of God.
2. That God’s intimates are able to serve Him directly is because they have been given God’s great commission, and God’s burden, they are able to take God’s heart as their own, and God’s burden as their own, and they give no consideration to whether they gain or lose prospect: Even when they have no prospects, they will always believe in God with a loving heart. And so, this kind of person is God’s intimate.
3. God’s intimates are His confidants; only God’s confidants could share His restlessness, and His wants, and although their flesh is painful and weak, they are able to endure pain and forsake that which they love to satisfy God. God gives more burdens to such people, and that which God shall do is expressed through these people. Thus, these people are beloved by God, they are servants of God who are after His own heart.
from “How to Serve in Harmony With God’s Will” in The Word Appears in the Flesh