How To Deepen Your Friendship With Go

How To Deepen Your Friendship With God

James 2:23

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 

1. Abraham had his priorities in the right position. 

    Genesis 13:8-11

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we[ be] brethren. 9[ Is] not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if[ thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if[ thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it[ was] well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,[ even] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 

2. Abraham and God knew how to talk to each other and they talked to each other all the time. 

    Genesis 18:22-23

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. 23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 

3. God found in Abraham the quality of faithful obedience. 

    Genesis 12:1

1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 

    Genesis 12:4

4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram[ was] seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.


The Difference Between What Could Be and What Should Be

The Difference Between What Could Be and What Should Be

Romans 13:11-12

11 And that, knowing the time, that now[ it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now[ is] our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 

    •Am I a "coulder" or a "shoulder"? 

    •Could: most of us spend way too much time thinking about what could be. 

    •Take out the word could and substitute with with the word should

1. Should shows us the urgency. The urgency of the hour. 

    •When we have a vision there is no could. Could presents the idea. Should shows us the way. Could has an opinion, but should shows us the way. No if in should. No if only in should. 

    •SHOULD says "Let's do it!!! COULD only complains. 

    •Could sits on sideline and complains. Should runs through obstacles. 

    •Should is passionate. 

    •Should is on fire!

    •Should makes comfortable people uneasy. 

    •When should shows up, could has to shut up! 

    • should says there is no other option! There us no other recourse! Do or Die! 

2. Should drives us to look at our spirit condition 

   • A could be- always see the sins failures and faults. 

       • (v13) 

3. Should drives us to put on Christ every single day

       • (v12)

4. Should drives us to get along with one another. 

       • (v13)