Wednesday – 22/2/17

God-friendship is for God-worshipers; They are the ones he confides in. (‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:14‬)

A Loving Relationship with our Lord Jesus is a Blessing ‘both’ ways. 

Yes, our Heavenly Papà wants us to pour out our thoughts, fears and hopes on Him. But here we see that He longs to also share His Particular Confidences with us too!

“…I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.” (John‬ ‭15:15). X


Saturday – 13/2/16

Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it. I hope the test won’t show that we have failed. But if it comes to that, we’d rather the test showed our failure than yours. We’re rooting for the truth to win out in you. We couldn’t possibly do otherwise. We don’t just put up with our limitations; we celebrate them, and then go on to celebrate every strength, every triumph of the truth in you… (2 Cor‬ ‭13:5)

This is how we know we’re living steadily and deeply in him, and he in us: He’s given us life from his life, from his very own Spirit. Also, we’ve seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent his Son as Savior of the world. Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God. (1 John‬ ‭4:13)

Intimacy is just real friendship. Be a friend of God, He’s already a friend with you. X