I attended a women’s conference this past weekend at my church. It was absolutely amazing!! (So much so that I’m already looking forward to next year’s.) On Friday night, a Spring Cantata, marking the commencement of the conference, was held. Before each song was sang, someone from that particular choir would read a verse of scripture that gave a deeper meaning to the song. One group sang “I Am a Friend of God” (listen here). The verse that was read before the choir sang was John 15:15 – 16 (NIV).
“I do not call you servants any longer, because servants do not know what their master is doing. Instead, I call you friends, because I have told you everything I heard from my Father. You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit that endures…”
I’ve heard and read these verses before. But, that night I had a new revelation. Servants do as directed. Often, they don’t know or care why they have been assigned a particular task. When their shift is over, they are finished until the next time. Some friends, on the other hand, know or try to know all of their friends’ business. We talk to our friends all day through various methods of communication (voxer – my favorite, text, phone, social media, etc.) If you are a true friend, your shift is never over. You’re on duty 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Since God is our friend we should behave the same way with him- all about (in) his business AND always on duty. We should learn his business by reading and studying his word. We should talk to him all day, everyday, by communicating with him through prayer, which doesn’t have to be long or filled with fancy words. We also show that we are God’s friend when we serve others and allow the world to see HIS light within us.
Sometimes, we need to be reminded that we are God’s friend, and because we are God’s friend we should be bearing much fruit – working in our churches, telling others about Him, telling others how good He has been to us and serving others.
Are you about God’s business? Are you walking in obedience? Are you bearing much fruit? Think about it. If your answers are no, what can you do to be more of a friend to God?
Peace and blessings!
P.S. I couldn’t choose just one logo. 😦 But, it worked out. I ended up with three that I couldn’t choose between, so one of them will be for the blog, the other will be for my business, once I start it, and a third one will be just for me because its cool! Hopefully, I’ll have them on the blog by the end of the week.