Tuesday - August 9, 2016

Woodlawn Family Bible Study
TUESDAY

BIBLE READING:  Jeremiah 9:23-24

MAIN IDEA: “Your Best Friend”

DISCUSSION:
Everyone has a best friend! It may be your spouse, your coworker, someone at church or maybe it was someone you went to school with growing up. Regardless, we all have that someone that knows and understands us. Usually this process of becoming a “best friend” takes years to develop. It takes time for them to get to know you and for you to get to know them on that deep of a level. Although it may take years for that type of closeness to develop, it only took seconds for it to start. Usually it begins with a simple “Hello” or “How are you?” The longer you spend conversing with one another, the stronger those roots of friendship begin to become. 

Surprisingly, our relationship grows with God the same way. The more time we spend in conversation with Him, the more we get to know Him. The more we get to know Him, the more we love Him. With every moment we spend together, those roots of friendship and love grow even deeper. Jeremiah says, “Thus says the LORD: 'Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD'" (Jeremiah 9:23-24).

If we really want a close knit relationship with God, we must simply spend time with Him in conversation. I speak to Him in my prayers, He speaks to me in His Word; the more we talk, the deeper our relationship with each other.

APPLICATION:
Other than your time doing the Home Devo, encourage your family to begin to dedicate two extra minutes in conversing with God (one minute in reading and one minute in prayer). I think you will find that the more you do, the more you will want. You will find that 2 minutes is not near enough, but a solid place to start.

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