Just as the Scriptures teach us that distance in our relationships reflects distance from God (1 John 4:10-12), we can also develop attachment and intimacy in our friendships when we choose to be intimate with God.

Do your relationships reflect love and family? Or are they more dutiful? Maybe you enjoy spending time with people but have a hard time being deeply attached. We will learn to love and get close to people when we develop the personal conviction that our destinies are intertwined to fulfill God’s dream together.

Character Study:



  • Book of Ruth
  • John 13-15
  • Philippians 2:1-18
  • Colossians 3
  • The Book of 1 John

Going Deeper:

  1. In what relationships do you find it difficult to be close and vulnerable? Why?
  2. What does the condition of your relationships reveal about your relationship with God?
  3. Who will you love and sacrifice for, to help them discover and embrace God’s dream for their life?
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