Time Well Spent
I no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead I have called you friends for everything that I learned from my father I have made known to you.John 15:5 NLT
Maybe it sounds dramatic or presumptuous to imagine that you could become a friend of God. He spoke the universe into existence. He created mountains, oceans, prairies, and glaciers. And aren’t they beautiful! He designed the ecosystems of our world. He was born into the very world He gave life. He experienced the best life had to offer and the worst.
He took the sin of the world on His shoulders when He died a cruel death on the cross to satisfy the curse of sin. This Jesus wants to be your friend. When you choose to live the SENT lifestyle of Jesus you continue the work of the Father. Jesus sees you as a friend.
Since you are a child of God you are also a brother or a sister. This is your identity. This is your destiny. Don’t let anyone or anything deter you from pursuing an intimate relationship with the One who risked everything for you.
A relationship deepens when you spend unhurried time together. It is no different in learning to relate to God. Lovers want to learn all they can about one another. Read God’s Word often. Get to know Him to understand Who He is and what He desires in relationship. Journal what you learn and ask Him your best questions.
Developing a friendship with God is similar to developing a human relationship, but there are dramatic differences. The relationship you develop with God will be the most important and rewarding investment you ever make. Over the course of the next 18 days we will chart a path toward developing a relationship with Jesus that will last a lifetime.
Beginning today, let’s learn how to deepen our love for God.
Week 3, Time Well Spent, Day 2, Devo 12