"I Am A Friend Of God"

Perhaps no one is more often referred to as “God’s friend” than Abraham. While the Bible refers to David as “a man after God’s own heart” and to John as “the disciple Jesus loved,” Abraham has the distinct honor of being called the friend of God in more than one place in Scripture. 

When God decided to execute judgment on the wickedness of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, He told Abraham what He planned to do. 

In a friendship, people tell each other about what they are going to do. Because God considered Abraham His friend, He told him what He was going to do - just like you would tell your friend what you are going to do. When Abraham heard about the devastation God intended to release against Sodom and Gomorrah, he “came near and said, ‘Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?’ ” (Genesis 18:23 NKJV). Just as God had shared His plans with Abraham because they were friends, Abraham “came near” to God and spoke openly and boldly about His plans - because they were friends. They had a relationship in which they could communicate freely; they could talk openly. The type of intimacy Abraham enjoyed with God comes from being secure in His love. 

God wants to be your friend, too - to speak to you and to listen to what you have to say to Him. Begin today to accept in a whole new way the fact that you are God’s friend and that you can approach Him as such. 

God’s word for you today: Develop a relationship with God in which you can speak freely to Him and you can easily hear what He speaks to you. 

From the book Hearing from God Each Morning by Joyce Meyer.

"I Am A Friend Of God"

Perhaps no one is more often referred to as “God’s friend” than Abraham. While the Bible refers to David as “a man after God’s own heart” and to John as “the disciple Jesus loved,” Abraham has the distinct honor of being called the friend of God in more than one place in Scripture.

When God decided to execute judgment on the wickedness of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, He told Abraham what He planned to do.

In a friendship, people tell each other about what they are going to do. Because God considered Abraham His friend, He told him what He was going to do - just like you would tell your friend what you are going to do. When Abraham heard about the devastation God intended to release against Sodom and Gomorrah, he “came near and said, ‘Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?’ ” (Genesis 18:23 NKJV). Just as God had shared His plans with Abraham because they were friends, Abraham “came near” to God and spoke openly and boldly about His plans - because they were friends. They had a relationship in which they could communicate freely; they could talk openly. The type of intimacy Abraham enjoyed with God comes from being secure in His love.

God wants to be your friend, too - to speak to you and to listen to what you have to say to Him. Begin today to accept in a whole new way the fact that you are God’s friend and that you can approach Him as such.

God’s word for you today: Develop a relationship with God in which you can speak freely to Him and you can easily hear what He speaks to you.

From the book Hearing from God Each Morning by Joyce Meyer.