God Is a Very Good Friend (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 225)
Psalm 25:14 (NLT)
The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant.
Friendship with God is like friendships we develop in school, at work, and at church. Real friendships take time and require time. If we don’t make time to be with our friends, talk with them, go out with them, help them, cry with them, and celebrate with them, it is unlikely that they can be called our friends. We make time for and spend time on the things that are important to us.
If God is going to be our best friend in life, we have to be willing to give him the best time that we have. It doesn’t matter what part of the day it is. But God wants us to spend time with him on a daily basis. We build a deep, abiding relationship with our Heavenly Father not by checking on once a week on Sunday but by slowing down each day to realize that He is there.
Friendship with God is reserved for those people who fear him, obey him, and respect him. We love him enough and trust him with our lives to the point that we are willing to be quiet and hear his voice. We make time to talk to him and we invest ourselves in the relationship. We pay attention to God just as he pays attention to us.
God desires for his children to know him intimately and to open up our lives to receive his power and strength. Slow down today and open up your heart, mind, and soul to God’s voice. Focus on what he is trying to tell you and the real relationship he wants to have with you. As you talk to him and listen to his voice, you will begin to experience grace, hope, and peace within.
“You must be willing to suspend what you imagine you already know about God in order to know God as you never imagined.”
— Neale Donald Walsch