YOU BELONG TO GOD
“Know that the LORD is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep he tends.” Psalms 100:3 NCV
“For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.” Romans 5:10-11 NLT
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 NIV
“You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.” Exodus 34:14 NLT
HOW CAN I DEEPEN MY FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD?
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you…” James 4:8a NLT
1) TALK WITH HIM CONSTANTLY
“… pray without ceasing,” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV
· MISCONCEPTION: YOU MUST BE ALONE TO TALK TO GOD
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,” Colossians 3:23 NIV
· MISCONCEPTION: YOU MUST GET AWAY TO BE WITH GOD
2) THINK ON WHAT HE SAID
“… and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.” 1 Samuel 3:21b NIV
“The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.” Psalm 25:14 NKJV
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NKJV
3) SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO HIM
“We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 NKJV
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8 NLT
“So then, my brothers and sisters, because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer.” Romans 12:1 GNB
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