Psalm 25:14 new living translation reads: Friendship is reserved for those who fear him, with them he shares the secret of his covenant
- Can someone truly be a friend of God?
- What is a true friend?
- How do you become friends with God?
- What can you expect from friendship with God?
The term ” Friendship ” is thrown around loosely today, if we have met someone at our workplace, at our church, if we have had lunch or dinner once with another couple.. you will hear people say.. we spent the day with our friends, or he / she is my friend from ….. ” fill in the blank ”
Yet most of our so called Friendships are not friendships, they are mere aquantencies, we might have learnt a thing or too about them.. but we dont truly know them.
How does this all apply to God and Us? Well lets start with anyone who hasn’t yet accepted what Jesus Christ has done for them, then we will look at how it applies to people who have accepted Jesus
Before you can learn and experience what Friendship is with God, you need to be reconciled with God.
In simple terms this means you need to understand, acknowledge and confess that Sin seperates you from God right now and that the only way to no longer be seperated is by understanding, acknowledge that Jesus Christ stood in the gap for you, by taking upon himself your sin when he died on the cross and rose again, so that you might be able to receive forgiveness when you ask for it. Believe and Call Upon His Name.
It means speaking to Jesus right now and asking him to forgive you for your sin, asking him to come into your life and be savior, lord..everything. It then requires you to actively learn what are Gods ways, what is Gods best for your life and then turning away from anything which doesn’t please him and it means committing yourself and making a choice everyday to live the way God wants you to live.
Take a moment right now, and do that. It doesn’t matter where you are, you dont have to close your eyes, or put your hands together, unless of course you want too. What is important is being real with Jesus, among all the noise of this life and everything that possibly could tell you that this is stupid, he hears you, sees you and is waiting for you to speak to him, he’s already shown how much he loves you through the cross, now its time to repond to him for what he’s done for you.
If you have, just accepted Jesus Christ into your life right now. If you have Confessed your sin.. you have now began an incredible journey towards knowing God as a friend, a father, a king, a saviour and so much more… and I want to be the first to say… weldone.
What is a Friend?
The dictionary tells us that is:
- A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
- A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
- A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
- One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement
The only parts of that above definition which I would class as more accurate is, the part which says ” A Person Whom One knows “, ” Trusts ” and here is why I say that. You see according to God, this is what he classes a friend.