Being a friend of God – the very idea staggers the human imagination. That God would condescend to be our friend…and not even consider it condescension! What an incredible antidote for a lonely world.
Any good friendship is, of course, built on common interests. Fortunately, God has made clear what His interests are. His passion is righteousness – that is, doing the right things in life. Avoiding temptation, turning away from evil of every kind. Keeping our hearts completely pure. This is why His commandments are so important. They embody these ideas. Therefore, keeping His commandments brings us into alignment with God’s interests. And He’s made clear that if we live this way, He will provide everything else we need. Jesus demonstrated this in His earthly life on many occasions, including one where He fed a crowd of five thousand people having started out with not even enough servings to feed His twelve disciples.
Take advantage of the amazing opportunity God is granting to each of us – to be His friend and enjoy His company. If you take this on, you will find Him speaking to your heart as if you were face to face – just the way any two good friends talk. It’s a relationship that will transform your life.