Enjoying Friendship with God

“For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.” Romans 5:10-11 NLT

At a recent ministry concert I had not gotten enough sleep and my voice didn’t have much range. I had also forgotten to eat or bring anything to eat and was feeling very weak. In spite of all this, and my headache, it was one of the best concerts ever!

I felt the gentle power of God’s Holy Spirit through it all. This reminds me of what the Lord Jesus said to Paul:

“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now (Paul says) I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT

I shared with the group how much Jesus loved them and talked about the implications of the Gospel and ended by saying, “You know, the bible tells us that all of heaven rejoices when one sinner repents. Let’s see if we can bring some joy in heaven today by coming to Jesus or returning to Jesus. Won’t you pray with me?”

After the prayer I nearly burst into tears in front of them all when I heard Jesus whisper to my heart, “I’m so proud of you.”

So, what about you?

Are you prepared to bring heaven some joy today? Come to him!

Jesus said, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Revelation 3:20

Jesus happens to be addressing Christians here. This is why I say it is wonderfully appropriate at the outset of every new day to open the door of our hearts and invite Jesus in to fellowship – to “share a meal together as friends” as he puts it. Enjoy your friendship with God today!


Here is a video of a song that fits this blogs idea perfectly.

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