I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from My father I have made known to you. John 15:15
Very simply, intimacy is close or confidential friendship. And God, far from making it mysterious or unobtainable, has sought that kind of relationship with us from the beginning.
It’s true. What God cares about most is that we’re his friends. Yet so often we’re caught up in what we should do, what we should believe and what we should feel that the thought of intimacy with God frustrates us. At the end of the day it’s easy to be focused on everything BUT Jesus. Even in Scripture only a handful of people seemed to have a special relationship with the Father.
A lot of us need friendly reminders that our relationship with Him must come first. He wants our hearts, not just actions, thoughts or words. During this Lenten week, focus on seeking out Jesus in friendship and everything else will fall into place. Lord, I want to go deeper with you, Amen.