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You are God’s Friend

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I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

John 15:15

Jesus calls us friends because we serve him and we understand in our hearts his calling for us. Christ is our friend and he loves us perfectly, guides us perfectly, and calls us home to be with him forever.  How blessed we are that our Lord saved us and cares about us more than we can imagine.

…”Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. (James 2:23) Abraham believed and obeyed God, he was blessed and called God’s friend.  When we obey the Lord, we are blessed and free in Christ, and we are called God’s friends. Being called God’s friend means he is pleased with us, and when God is pleased he pours Heaven into our soul and carries us through life. God gives us what we can never find in the world.

Many people search the world seeking things that will bring contentment and satisfaction, but the truth is that only God brings lasting and increasing contentment, peace, and joy. When the Lord calls us friends and is pleased with us, he tells the Spirit who fills us with his peace and joy.

Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases him. Your lives will produce all kinds of good deeds, and you will grow in your knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:10 GNT) We live as the Lord servants, being like-minded as our minds renew and our hearts change.  We reap all the blessings of God because we are his friends and he loves us perfectly.

As we develop the mind of Christ, our will and the Lord’s will become the same and serving the Lord becomes our number one desire. The more Christ-like we become, the closer we are to the Lord.  We can feel his friendship through the Spirit. He feeds Heaven into our souls through the Spirit. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. (Philippians 4:12) The apostle Paul was content because the thoughts of his soul were focused heavenward to Christ, meaning he was closer to the Lord through the Spirit than he was to the troubled world. Christ will do the same for us, filling us with his love, peace, joy, as we walk in faith with security in Christ and without fear from Satan.  We know Heaven is our home.

Today, remember God is your friend and live a full day as the Spirit guides you to reflect Christ. You are a servant of God and he gives you what the world can never give.

Prayer:  Lord, guide me to serve you today and I pray my day will be pleasing to you so you can call me friend. In Jesus name, Amen