Intimacy with God is not only our highest calling, it is the very purpose and object of our salvation. We are primarily saved unto God, not simply into heaven or out of hell. In 2006 Mike Bickle spoke powerfully on this subject during the annual Onething conference hosted by the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO at the Kansas City Convention Center before a gathering of thousands. We recently watched and listened to this sermon and were deeply impacted by it. We believe you will find it to be both encouraging and convicting as a great motivator to pursue the Lord in prayer.
In case the video does not appear below, here is the link to the youtube page where it is posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdp8WWO2OYs