Throughout the Old Testament, we see the constant sacrificing of animals. Whether it was Noah, Abraham, Isaac, or the Levites, God's way was always through sacrifice.
A Spirit-filled Christian lives with a love that sacrifices for others. Christians who love sacrificially don't hurt people by possessing them or by allowing themselves to be possessed by others. Their love is never conditional or sentimental.
Think of the intimacy of God toward His people. He bottles our tears (Psalm 56:8). That's quite intimate, isn't it? He records every step we take (Job 31:4). He knows our thoughts afar off (Psalm 139:2). He numbers the hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:30). That is intimacy.
God knows your name, just as He knows the names of all the stars-you're not just a number to Him. We can cast all our cares upon Him because He really cares for us. He wants us to be that intimate with Him.
Until we go home to be with Him, He will continue to serve us with a sacrificial love that will never change.