1/1/11

Christ's Friendship: Its Intimacy

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you. - John 15:15

"Friendship delights in fellowship. Friends hold council. Friends dare trust to each other what they would not for anything have others now.  What is it that gives a Christian access to this holy intimacy with Jesus? That gives him the spiritual capacity for receiving the communications Christ has to make of what the Father has shown Him? 'Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.' It is loving obedience that purifies the soul. That refers not only to the commandments of the Word, but to the blessed application of the Word to our daily life...I have called you friends. What an unspeakable honor! What a heavenly privilege! O Savior, speak the word with power into my soul: 'I have called you My friend, whom I love, whom I trust, to whom I make known all that passes between My Father and Me.'" - Murray

Fellowship...friendship...abiding....
To abide more and draw closer to my Lord, who calls me friend.
That is a good goal for 2011. 
Who knows that lies ahead.....well, my Friend does!
I'm only learning to:
Hold His hand.
Trust His Words.
Obey His loving commandments.
Live my life that is pleasing to Him.
Let me strive and will to do more this coming year...
no matter what circumstances come!