DOES GOD REALLY WANT TO BE MY FRIEND?
What would you do if God friended you?
That’s the question raised in a new CBS drama called God Friended Me about an outspoken atheist who gets an unexpected notification that the King of kings wants to be Facebook buddies.
Bewildered, he tries to get to the bottom of it, but in the meantime, grows more curious about the Almighty, who starts suggesting other friends and ultimately influencing the main character’s life.
So what about the real Lord above? Does the Creator of the Universe really want to be your friend?
While you may not get a private message from the Most High anytime soon, be sure that He wants very much to have a relationship with you. He pursues you, whether you ignore His promptings or not.
Maybe you’ve thought about God before, but haven’t accepted Him into your life because you feel like you couldn’t be yourself with Him around. In reality, God already knows who you are, and a life with Him means being the you that you were created to be.
God showed His great love for you when He came down to earth to make Himself known in the person, Jesus Christ. The Bible records Jesus’ words to His followers when He said, “I have called you friends” (John 15:15).
He also told them, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). He made that ultimate display of loving friendship when He gave His life up on a cross, shedding innocent blood to cover the guilt of our sins.
God wants to guide you into a holy relationship deeper than any human could offer. Will you confirm Him as Lord?
Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!
Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.
Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Did you pray this prayer?