The green stripe is for
 agriculture, while red is for
sovereignty. White is for the
  main crop--cotton. The
central crow...
The green stripe is for
 agriculture, while red is for
sovereignty. White is for the
  main crop--cotton. The
central crow...
“To be Tajik is to
  be Muslim”
What words describe your
relationship with God - and which is
your ‘favourite?
What words describe your
relationship with God - and which is
your ‘favourite?

Creator, Maker, Master, Lord, Judge,
Redee...
What words describe your
relationship with God - and which is
your ‘favourite?

Creator, Maker, Master, Lord, Judge,
Redee...
Becoming Best
Friends with God
“Since we were restored to
friendship with God by the death
of his Son while we were still his
enemies, we will certainly ...
Eden - Adam & Eve, intimate,
ritual-free, religion-free
relationship with God. No guilt
or fear. Mutual love and delight.
...
Jesus changed all
that.
Paid for sins - veil
torn in two - access
to God possible
once again.
“Now we can rejoice in our
wonderful new relationship with
God----all because of what our
Lord Jesus Christ has done for u...
And all of this is a gift from God, who
brought us back to himself through Christ.
And God has given us this task of recon...
God invites us into friendship with
Father, Son and HS.
John 15:15
Friend here is not a casual acquaintance
bit a close, t...
Acts 17:26-27 TM
he made the entire human race and made
the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and
space for living so ...
Best
1) Through constant
 conversation with Him
Constant conversation cannot be obtained
without a daily “quiet time”.
We need ...
Be joyful always; pray continually; give
thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's
will for you in Christ Jesus.
    ...
Everything you do can be spending time with
God - if you ask him - and remain aware
of his presence.
Brother Lawrence - Pr...
Eph 4:5-6
You have one Master, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all, who rules over all,
works through all, a...
Brother Lawrence also
suggested praying
shorter conversational
prayers with God -
praying these continually
through the da...
Warren suggests praying “breath prayers”.
Do this throughout the day - choose a
simple prayer or short phrase of the Bible...
This needs to be practiced each day - as
with developing many skills.
You might need reminders - visual notes,
alarms, o’c...
2) Through continual meditation

 Meditation on the word of
 God is encouraged
 throughout the Bible.
 Meditate on who he ...
...God “revealed himself to Samuel through
His word”.
                                1 Sam. 3:21
“Friendship with God is ...
Worry is going
over things time
and again in our
mind - meditation
is going over
God’s word time
and again in your
mind
Job 23:12 I have not departed from the
commands of his lips; I have treasured the
words of his mouth more than my daily br...
Ps 77:12
 I will meditate on
all your works and
consider all your
mighty deeds.
Point to ponder:

God wants to be my best friend
Verse to Remember:

Ps 25:14

The LORD confides in those who fear him; he
makes his covenant known to them.
Question to Consider:

What can I do to remind myself to think
about God and talk to Him more often
throughout the day?
Rick Warren Purpose Driven Life: Section 11
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  • Rick Warren Purpose Driven Life: Section 11

    1. 1. The green stripe is for agriculture, while red is for sovereignty. White is for the main crop--cotton. The central crown contains seven stars representing unity among workers, peasants, intellectuals, and other social classes.
    2. 2. The green stripe is for agriculture, while red is for sovereignty. White is for the main crop--cotton. The central crown contains seven stars representing unity among workers, peasants, intellectuals, and other social classes.
    3. 3. “To be Tajik is to be Muslim”
    4. 4. What words describe your relationship with God - and which is your ‘favourite?
    5. 5. What words describe your relationship with God - and which is your ‘favourite? Creator, Maker, Master, Lord, Judge, Redeemer, Father, Saviour etc.
    6. 6. What words describe your relationship with God - and which is your ‘favourite? Creator, Maker, Master, Lord, Judge, Redeemer, Father, Saviour etc. This section is all about being best friends with God
    7. 7. Becoming Best Friends with God
    8. 8. “Since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by his life.” Rom. 5:10
    9. 9. Eden - Adam & Eve, intimate, ritual-free, religion-free relationship with God. No guilt or fear. Mutual love and delight. This was lost after the Fall. A few OT figures then had friendship with God - Moses, Abraham, David (man after God’s own heart), Job, Enoch Noah
    10. 10. Jesus changed all that. Paid for sins - veil torn in two - access to God possible once again.
    11. 11. “Now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God----all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends of God.” Rom. 5:11
    12. 12. And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 2Cor 5:18
    13. 13. God invites us into friendship with Father, Son and HS. John 15:15 Friend here is not a casual acquaintance bit a close, trusted relationship - the same word is used for a best man at a wedding, or a king’s inner circle of trusted people with close contact, direct access and confidential information.
    14. 14. Acts 17:26-27 TM he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn't play hide-and- seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. So what does it mean to be a friend of God - warren gives 6 secrets of friendship with God. Becoming a Best Friend of God...
    15. 15. Best
    16. 16. 1) Through constant conversation with Him Constant conversation cannot be obtained without a daily “quiet time”. We need also to talk earnestly with Him all through the day about what we are doing, wondering or thinking about - every activity, conversation, problem and thought. “pray all the time.” 1 Thess. 5:17
    17. 17. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:16-18 How do you achieve this?
    18. 18. Everything you do can be spending time with God - if you ask him - and remain aware of his presence. Brother Lawrence - Practicing the Presence of God A cook in a French monastery - turned common place, menial tasks into acts of praise and communion with God. Demonstrated the simplicity of doing your daily routine tasks ‘with God’ - no need to get away to be with God.
    19. 19. Eph 4:5-6 You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.
    20. 20. Brother Lawrence also suggested praying shorter conversational prayers with God - praying these continually through the day. “I do not advise you to use a great multiplicity of words in prayer, since long discourses are often the occasion for wandering”
    21. 21. Warren suggests praying “breath prayers”. Do this throughout the day - choose a simple prayer or short phrase of the Bible; “I’m depending on you” Help me trust you” “For me to live is Christ” “You are my God” “You will never leave me”
    22. 22. This needs to be practiced each day - as with developing many skills. You might need reminders - visual notes, alarms, o’clocks... This is not to experience the presence God, but to practice the reality that he is present with you. This is then becoming a lifestyle of worship.
    23. 23. 2) Through continual meditation Meditation on the word of God is encouraged throughout the Bible. Meditate on who he is, what he has done, what he has said... This is why memorising the Bible is important.
    24. 24. ...God “revealed himself to Samuel through His word”. 1 Sam. 3:21 “Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence Him. With them alone He shares the secrets of His promises.” Ps. 25:14
    25. 25. Worry is going over things time and again in our mind - meditation is going over God’s word time and again in your mind
    26. 26. Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. Ps 119:97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
    27. 27. Ps 77:12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.
    28. 28. Point to ponder: God wants to be my best friend
    29. 29. Verse to Remember: Ps 25:14 The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
    30. 30. Question to Consider: What can I do to remind myself to think about God and talk to Him more often throughout the day?

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