Friendship With God
Romans 8: 35-39 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 3(As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I have a question for you.
Can you really take this scripture and all the promises it holds? Can you with honesty, breathe in the truth of this kind of love and the profound inference thereof?
I have been asking the Lord to reveal some things to me. I have asked God, what was it like to be Moses. Teach me about the friendship you two shared, still share. Reveal to me and to all of us, what living in the freedom of Romans 8 all about. What is authentic friendship with the creator of the universe? What does it look like, feel like.
How do we fear God as the Bible teaches yet love God as a friend? How do we reconcile lonely times in our lives with an all loving all knowing God. How does my friendship with God change my life?
Join Dineen, Angela and I (Lynn) as we follow the Lord’s leading and step out in another journey. Many of you have traveled with us before. The Mind of Christ Experiment and the Kingdom Assignment have been a few. Lives were changed for the cause of Christ and we influenced those around us and literally around the world. I’m still seeing results from both of these adventures and will share more about that another time.
To get started, sometime over the weekend, sit quietly in prayer and ask Jesus these questions. (Get out a journal, a piece of paper, write on the back of your hand if necessary – no don’t do that- and write down the question and any thoughts that come.)
- Jesus, do I know you as a friend?
- Jesus, what area in my heart/life do I exclude you as a friend?
- Jesus, will you promise to meet me in this journey?
- Jesus, Lord, what does it mean to be your friend?
We are out to discover a friendship so vast, so full, so honest, and absolutely pure that we will never feel alone again. We are seeking a living hope and a true friend.
1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
Our series will launch on May 4th. Tune in for some great study, some stories, laughter and plan to meet a few new friends along the way. Hugs, Lynn
Lord Jesus, we offer ourselves as humble children seeking to know you and know real friendship with you. I know you have been standing in the doorway of many homes beyond anxious to share the abundance, security, joy and outright hilarity with us. Lord, I grieve that we hold you at a distance and deny ourselves the riches you are desperate to shower upon us. Oh, Lord Jesus, teach us to let go of our fears and wounding and to discover that vastness of your eternal friendship. In your name I pray this for all of us as we step on the path to Friendship With God. Jesus, Amen.