Is God Your Friend?


“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 NIV


“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 NIV

Slave: A person entirely under the domination of some influence or person.

Friend: A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard; a person who gives assistance; a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile.

When you think of your friends you probably think about hanging out, shopping, going to movies, enjoying the game together, talking about nothing and everything, and having fun. Does that sound like your relationship with God?

You can’t physically see or touch God but that doesn’t mean He doesn’t go with you everywhere. You can include Him in all your daily activities through conversation and thankfulness and desires to be a friend to you. The whole reason He created you was to be in a relationship with you.

Jesus said you are no longer a slave but instead, a friend. You’ve been taken into His “inner circle.” It’s a place where there is no condemnation, judgment, or punishment. It’s a place where everything one person knows is passed along to the other. It’s a place full of forgiveness, guidance, and joy!

Does your relationship with God function like your most beloved friendship? If not, spend more time with Him. When you do, expect to experience God in a whole new way–a way that is more fulfilling than ever before.

Prayer Focus

  • Ask God to bring people to you that need to hear about God’s love.
  • Pray that you would be able to throw off your slave mentality and embrace God as a friend.

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