Happy Friday everyone,
Today, I'd like to ask you a question...who is Jesus to you?
If you were to ask me this question, I'd answer immediately with "Jesus is my Best Friend". Though, I see Him (probably like most of you) as my 'Lord', 'Saviour', 'Healer', 'Deliver' etc. in my everyday life He's my #BESTIE.
We laugh together, cry together, walk together, and most importantly we talk together - sometimes all on the same day. From my perspective, this is what having a relationship with Jesus is. I don't do anything special to 'connect' with Him, I view Him as my Heavenly Friend and 'do life' with Him daily.
But it wasn't always like this. Before, I accepted that Jesus wanted to be my friend (John 15:15) I treated Him as an 'outsider'. Allowing barriers (e.g. praying 'right', worshipping 'right', doing ministry 'right') to dictate my relationship with Him. All of which got in the way of me experiencing His love (John 14:21).
So, today I encourage you to examine your relationship with Jesus and ask Him to reveal any barriers that may be blocking your (best) friendship with HIm.