I call you my friend, and I long for a deeper friendship with you. I have seen your heart to serve me, to honour me, to give all glory and praise. I know you see me rightly. I want to draw you closer to me and bring you into a revelation of our friendship with one another. It is not a small or weak thing, but in the place of friendship, we grow in depth and in intimacy. We grow in the knowledge of each other and in the understanding of each other’s hearts. Come and meet with me today as a friend meets with a friend and sit a little while and share the stories of life, the ups and the downs and find me with an open heart and a listening ear, my friend.
And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.James 2:23 (NIV)
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.John 15:15 (NIV)