Monday, January 19, 2009

40 Days of cHesed—Day 11

Day 11 Becoming Best Friends with God

How many really good friends do you have? Someone you can count on to always be there for you? Who really knows you, but likes you anyway?

If you have one, they say you are considered fortunate. If you have two, you are truly blessed. If you have three, you realize just how much time you must invest in these kinds of relationships! And that’s why most people consider themselves fortunate to have one good friend—because friendships take time.

But what does it mean to have a best friend? It’s more exclusive than a good friend, isn’t it? The word best really means there is only one.

Do you have a best friend? Maybe it’s a sister or brother. Maybe it’s your spouse or significant other. Maybe it’s a childhood friend who has shared all of your life’s experiences.

Well, have you ever lost a best friend to someone else? You might still consider them your best friend, but they don’t feel the same way about you any more. Boy, that hurts!

If your best friend is a person, they will—sooner or later—let you down. They may change and have different interests. They may move far away. Ultimately, even if they are your faithful friend their entire life, they will die.

That’s why God (Father, Son & Spirit) wants you to let them be your best friend.

  • They really know you—and love you anyway!

  • You can always count on them to be there for you.

  • They will never let you down because they’ll never leave you—forever.

Today’s Look at 1 John

Readthrough 1 John 2:12-17. While you’re reading, look for examples of the benefits of counting on God as your best friend—instead of depending on things or people in the world.

Keep Breathing!

Today when you ask God to spend the day with you, transforming your conversations and activities, tell him you want him to be your best friend. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what it means to be best friends with God.

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