Jesus Calls You His Friend

February 13, 2019

Scripture Promise: John 15:15

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

How you see yourself before God makes a big difference in how you live the Christian life.

So many Christians approach God with fear, guilt, and shame because they don’t understand who they are in Christ.

If you see yourself as a slave, you’ll practice blind obedience to please the master, but there’s little relationship. Slaves just do as they are told. Slaves fear their master.

But if you see yourself as a friend of Christ, you’ll want to spend time with Him. You’ll know you are always welcome in His presence.

Your best friends know you better than anyone else. A friend knows your failures and fears, but still loves and welcomes you.

As a friend of God, even though He knows all your shortcomings, He still loves and welcomes you.

As a friend of God, you are obedience not because you fear Him, but because you want to please your friend.

Slaves are tools for completing the master’s will. Friends are partners working together to accomplish the mission. Jesus invites you to partner with Him in bringing about the Kingdom of God.

As a friend of Jesus, You enter boldly into His presence and know that you are always welcome.

Jesus invites you into a life-giving friendship with Him. There is no need for fear or shame when Jesus is your friend.

Let’s look at this promise one more time

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. – John 15:15

Confess this with me.

Jesus calls me His friend.
In Him, I am a friend of God.
I am not a slave, but a friend.
My service to Him is an expression of that relationship.
Because He is my friend, He tells me what God is doing.
I am His partner in building the Kingdom of God.
Today, I open my ears and heart to hear what Jesus has to say to me.
As His friend, I have fellowship with Him and He with me.
I am never afraid, fearful or ashamed because Jesus calls me His friend.

In Jesus Name, Amen

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Do you see yourself as a friend of God, or as a slave? What would change in your life if you really believed Jesus saw you as His friend.

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5 Comments

  1. Betty February 13, 2019 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I especially like these lines ‘As His friend, I have fellowship with Him and He with me. I am never afraid, fearful or ashamed because Jesus calls me His friend.’ How wonderful to know this.

  2. ShaPearl Stewart February 13, 2019 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I thank Jesus that He thinks enough of me to call me His friend. With that I can walk in the confidence of who I am in Christ Jesus and I am so grateful that I belong to Him. He always does His part in this relationship so I must strive daily to do my part and show my appreciation and love for Him, my friend!

  3. Li Hudson February 13, 2019 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    As His friend, I can trust Him and I am so grateful to know that Jesus trusts and believes in me, as a true friend, even when I do not believe in myself. Singing..What a friend we have in Jesus!!!

    • Billy Taylor February 13, 2019 at 11:23 pm - Reply

      What a great reminder. I love that old song. Thanks for reminding me.

  4. Agnes Dalrymple February 17, 2019 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I love this post as I do experience His presence everyday as I set aside time to fellowship with Him.
    What a friend we have in Jesus.

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