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Why I Love My Hammock

Why I love My Hammock - Four Spiritual Disciplines that will Encourage Intimacy with God SIMPLICITY — Reorganize your life to make room for God SILENCE — Be still (stop) — in the quietness, allow God to speak to you Psalm 46:10 SOLITUDE — Get away from everyone and all distractions with the purpose of spending time connecting with God and reflecting on your relationship with him. Psalm 139:23-24 SURRENDER — Trust in the Lord completely knowing that his plan is the best plan. Proverbs 3:5-7 --- These spiritual disciplines are derived from the book “Intimacy with the Almighty” by Charles Swindoll — ISBN: 0–8499–1333–0

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Why I Love My Hammock
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Why can I never seem to get anywhere in my
relationship with God?
Why does God always seem
so distant, so far away?
I want to have a great relationship with God,
I just don’t know how to connect with Him.
Why I Love My Hammock
Why I Love My Hammock

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Why I Love My Hammock

  • 4. Why can I never seem to get anywhere in my relationship with God? Why does God always seem so distant, so far away? I want to have a great relationship with God, I just don’t know how to connect with Him.
  • 8. [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[b]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] — Philippians 3:10 (AMP) WHY INTIMACY WITH GOD?
  • 9. [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[b]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] — Philippians 3:10 (AMP) WHY INTIMACY WITH GOD?
  • 10. [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[b]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] — Philippians 3:10 (AMP) WHY INTIMACY WITH GOD?
  • 11. [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[b]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] — Philippians 3:10 (AMP) WHY INTIMACY WITH GOD?
  • 12. [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[b]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] — Philippians 3:10 (AMP) WHY INTIMACY WITH GOD?
  • 16. (7) I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. (8) Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ. — Philippians 3:7-8 (NLT)
  • 18. Decision / Danger / Determination
  • 20. Reorganize your life to make room for God DECISION
  • 22. Quit something Spend less time doing some of these things Worry less about getting cool "stuff" — be content DETERMINATION
  • 24. Be still (stop) — in the quietness, allow God to speak to you DECISION
  • 25. Be still (stop) — in the quietness, allow God to speak to you “Be still, and know that I am God!...” — Psalm 46:10a DECISION
  • 26. Be still (stop) — in the quietness, allow God to speak to you “Be still, and know that I am God!...” — Psalm 46:10a DECISION
  • 27. "There is no way you and I can move toward a deeper, intimate relationship with our God without protracted times of stillness, which includes one of the rarest of all experiences: absolute silence" — Charles R. Swindoll
  • 28. There is constant input into our minds not allowing us to hear God's voice DANGER
  • 30. Try taking some time to be quiet/still Turn your phone or iPod off, or put it in a different room Find a quiet place with not many distractions DETERMINATION
  • 32. Get away from everyone and all distractions with the purpose of spending time connecting with God and reflecting on your relationship with Him. DECISION
  • 33. (23) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. (24) Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. — Psalm 139:23-24 DECISION
  • 34. Never truly alone with God Hinders your ability to do some “soul searching” DANGER
  • 35. Find a place where you can be alone with God Keep a journal for self reflection Rest, relax DETERMINATION
  • 37. Trust in the Lord completely knowing that His plan is the best plan DECISION
  • 38. (5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. (6) Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (7) Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. — Proverbs 3:5-7 DECISION
  • 39. Making your own plans leading to bad results DANGER
  • 40. What kind of things do I need to be willing to surrender? DETERMINATION
  • 41. What kind of things do I need to be willing to surrender? your rights / your will / your dreams your plans / your finances DETERMINATION
  • 42. (4) Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. (5) Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. — Psalm 37:4-5 DETERMINATION
  • 43. What kind of things do I need to be willing to surrender? your rights / your will / your dreams your plans / your finances DETERMINATION