My Grace-Full Life

4.6.18 Prayer & Praise Prompt: Friendship with Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In long-term relationships we have with friends, family, and our spouse, at some point – they know all our stories.
Those are the best relationships.
Those are the ones we lean on the most, right?
When it comes to our relationship with Jesus, He already knows all our stories too.
Even the stories that are yet to come.
Yet, He still wants to hear our thoughts, and moreover, He wants to share of Himself with us.
In Psalm 25:14 ESV, it says, “The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.”
Y’all, I love it when the Bible calls God our friend.
Because He truly is!
The best friend we’ll ever have!
And when it comes to knowing Him, we can never assume we know everything.
There is always more to know and more to learn.
I think of someone like Dr. Charles Stanley.
He’s a preacher I admire and trust who has spent a lifetime developing a friendship with God.
Though I view him as an expert on the subject, I know with 200% certainty that Dr. Stanley would say he is still learning.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the recently deceased Billy Graham was still learning up until the day he died.
We have that same opportunity of a lifetime to grow and nurture our friendship with Jesus.
And unlike our other relationships, we never have to wonder if He has time.
He always does.
In John 15:13, Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
Since Jesus already did that for each of us, the least we can do is invest in the friendship He so clearly wants to have with us.
Today, as you pray, praise Jesus for being your friend.
Thank Him for His selfless love and ask Him to help you to never take your friendship with Him for granted.
Ask Him to speak to your heart often and help you grow as a friend to Jesus.

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