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Best Friends Chatting

How to Build a Relationship with God

Podcast Discussion Notes

 

Friendship defined

Proverbs 18:24 NIV

1. What does a good friendship look like?​

 

“Trust is at the heart of intimacy with friends“ from podcast

2. How does trust, or the breaking of trust, strengthen/weaken your connection with others?

​3. Physical presence is desired with the people we are closest to, but is it necessary for the relationship to continue?​

James 1:2-4 ESV

Developing a friendship with God

Psalm 73:28 NLT

“It’s not just knowing His word, it’s applying it to our lives,. It’s crucial to understanding our relationship with God” from podcast

4. If you never follow through with your commitments, or take action on the requests that someone in your life asks of you, how will that impact that relationship? Can you see how that relates to applying God’s word in your life, and the development or your relationship with Him?​

John 15:7 ESV

“Intimacy with God is not just knowing scripture… It’s knowing Him” from podcast

All relationships are built by, 1-spending time with that person, 2-getting to know them through conversation, 3-sharing experiences with them

 

5. How do the 3 things listed above relate to: Reading the Word, Prayer, and Worship?​

“Worship, in it’s best definition, is how we live our lives” from podcast

God is always present, always steady, always for us

Proverbs 18:10 NASB

 

6. When you are in trouble, when you need help, when you are scared, do you feel safe running to God? If not, why?​

Nehemiah 8:10 NIV

Psalm 23:5 NIV

Psalm 23:4 ESV

“You have to know and believe it in yourself, first” from podcast

Proverbs 3:5 NIV

Challenge

Take some time, being honest with yourself, and ask yourself these 3 questions: 1. Do I know what the word of God says? 2. Do I trust it for myself? 3. If the answer is “no” or “maybe” what am I going to do about that?

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