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

Another step in developing your friendship with God is choosing to be honest with Him! God doesn’t expect you to be perfect, but He does expect you to be honest. If perfection was a requirement not one of us would qualify. In the Bible, God’s friends were honest about their feelings sometimes even complaining and arguing with Him – yet He didn’t seem to mind. In fact, He encouraged it. God listened patiently to David’s accusations of unfairness, betrayal and abandonment. He didn’t zap Jeremiah for claiming God had tricked him. Job was allowed to vent his bitterness and God actually defended him for being honest. On the other hand, He rebuked Job’s friends for faking it …You haven’t be honest either with me or about me – not the way my friend Job has … My friend Job will pray for you; and I will accept his prayer” (Job42:7TM) To be God’s friend you must share your true feelings with Him, not what you think you ought to feel or say. Until you understand that God uses everything for good in our lives, you’ll habour resentment towards Him. Over your looks, your nationality, your economic background, your unanswered prayers, your past hurts, and the things you’d change if you were God. Actually, revealing your feelings and releasing your resentments to Him are the first steps to becoming spiritually whole. Expressing them leads to healing and a deeper level of intimacy with Him.

PRAYER LINE: Loving Father, I see I cannot function as I aught unless I am spirit taught and become Your friend. Thank You for Your love. Amen.



A true friend cares about others’ feelings; and speaks the truth in love (Eph 4:15)


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