Nearer My God to Thee

The third stage of life removes us from our grip on earthly attachments, moving us into a deeper friendship with God.

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The third stage of life holds riches beyond telling! As we do all this downsizing and letting go, accepting, and going from doing to being, we can be drawn into a deepening relationship—a rare friendship with God. This is the pearl of great price, the treasure hidden in the ground that is worth selling everything we have. It is in this time of letting go, experiencing a slower pace of life, and of deepening quiet and contemplation that we become freer to hear God’s word to us in a special way and to feel his closeness and love as never before!

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: 1 Kings 19:11–18; Psalm 4; 27; 92; Matthew 6:1–21; Luke 10:38–42


    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Deepening friendship with God requires a letting go of busyness and the center stage.
Teaching point two: Hearing God requires silence and solitude.
Teaching point three: Friendship with God fills our deepest needs and desires, and gives us hope when all else is falling apart.
    • Apply Your Findings

    • Additional Resources

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