“I have called you friends”… (Jn15:15)

Jesus told His Disciples, “No longer do I call you servants, but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you, “Notice, Jesus initiated this friendship. With full knowledge of their problems and their possibilities. Jesus said, “…I have called you friends”… ‘Amazing’ in royal courts the servants must keep their distance, but the inner circle enjoys close contact, direct access and confidential information. How can you become a friend of God? Through constant conversation. God wants to be included in every activity. You can carry on a conversation with Him throughout your day, talking about whatever you’re doing at that moment. Brother Lawrence, a humble cook in a French monastery, writes, “The key to friendship with God is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude towards what you do. What you normally do for yourself you now begin doing for God, whether it is eating, bathing, relaxing or taking out the rubbish. “Some of us think we must ‘get away’ in order to experience intimacy with God. That’s because we haven’t learned to recognize and cultivate His presence in all things. No place is closer to God than where you are right now! In Eden there were no rituals – just a simple relationship between God and those He created. “Our friendship with God was restored by the death of His Son…” (Rom 5:10 NLT) (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: God’s guidance and help that we need day to day are given to all who believe; The Spirit has come and He is the source, of power that we can receive – Branon

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“Submit to God, Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (Jas 4:7 NKJV)

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