I am a Friend of God?

 Yesterday, I went undercover at Main Street Baptist Church in Lake City, TN.  During Sunday School,  one of the members declared that Jesus is her best friend.  Many things in this world could cause us to wonder. But one of the most striking is that God should want to call us His friends. 

A song came out several years ago entitled “I am a Friend of God.”  I had a hard time singing that song because I could accept that Jesus was my father, that he was my savior, but MY FRIEND.  Read the words to this song…

Who am I that you are mindful of me
That you hear me, when I call
Is it true that you are thinking of me
How you love me, it’s amazing

I am a friend of God
I am a friend of God
I am a friend of God
He calls me friend

God Almighty
Lord of Glory
You have called me friend

I AM A FRIEND OF GOD.  Wow!  In John 15:15, “I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. You did not choose Me, but I chose you.” 

What has God entrusted to me?  What has he revealed to me?  Am I a worthy, loyal, dedicated, trustworthy friend to God?  He has entrusted me with HIS heart, HIS desire to see all men come to the Father…to not see anyone perish…to present every man perfect?  He has my best interests at heart, but do I have HIS.   

Last week, my daughter posted on her Facebook status, 231 days until I marry my best friend.  I am thrilled that she will marry her best friend.  Can you join the lady in that Sunday School class and declare that Jesus is your best friend?


About drmarkmiller

I serve as the Sunday School, Discipleship, Small Groups Specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention
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