Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence Him. (Psalm 25:14)
What is your definition of a friend? Someone who sees the good in you? Someone who keeps your secrets? Perhaps someone who enjoys being with you and you enjoy their company as well? Someone who will forgive you? Someone who you can call at anytime and they will be there for you?
God is the ultimate best Friend.
People will always disappoint us, but God will never disappoint His own.
For the scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed”. (Romans 10:11)
Yes. There will be times when we do not understand the why’s and we do not receive the answer we were hoping for. We live in such a broken, hurting world and to suffer or to watch others suffer is just. so. hard.
I always imagine God’s friendship as being both long term and short term.
Long term will will not be disappointed because we have victory in His resurrection and will be reunited as His children in Heaven.
Short term we have his friendship and during the desert times He shares in our sufferings. He then carries us on His shoulders as the Good shepherd. During the rainy seasons when we are so joyful, I imagine Him holding our hands and jumping in the puddles with us.
As the saying goes, “A true friend doubles our Joy and divides our sorrow”. However Friendship cannot be forced and God awaits for you to show interest in having a deeper relationship. Rick Warren writes that Love is spelled T-I-M-E.
So what can you do today to deepen your friendship with God
1. Spend TIME in prayer and reading the Bible each morning. If He is our most important relationship we should run to Him first for help, encouragement and thanksgiving.
2. we should chat with God and meditate on His Word throughout our day. Do you text your friends throughout the day? Try to do this in your mind with God….For example little prayers: Help Lord! Thank you God for that. I trust in you. Give me wisdom, Please. I love you. You are an Awesome God. Wow..You are so creative, holy, wonderful, forgiving, loving, generous, etc……….
Try to slow down and use all of you senses and you will start to sense His presence and your eyes will be opened to all the ways he is being a good friend to you.
I promise you Sweet Sister….He will not disappoint you.