I will live before you as an example. Examine My life and learn from Me. Speak the truth but also show love and compassion. Let grace and kindness cover what you do. I loved more than I taught. My message was not information but transformation, life, wholeness, reconciliation.
I never sleep. There are people who love Me going about their business across the earth that I made. They are praying to Me. They are praising Me. Others are calling upon My Name for salvation, healing, deliverance, comfort, provision and I am moved to respond in My grace and love.
What does it mean to be a friend of God? There must be communication, exchange of information about each other. There is helping each other, spending time together, sharing common experiences. Building trust in each other.
You are My friend if you do what I command. I died for you to purchase you to be with Me for all eternity. I did this without you doing anything. I rescued you from the world of darkness and death. Now you believe in Me and that is very good. Keep looking for Me, seeking after Me and you will find the friendship you need and desire. I know you and I love you. Will you love Me in return?
In My sight I can see what you are doing. I know your thoughts and feelings. I know your needs and desires. As you let me, I am transforming you so that what you are focusing on in every aspect of your life becomes pleasing to Me. Instead of pleasing yourself, you are trying to please Me by doing My will. That is kingdom living. My Son laid aside His deity with Me in heaven to became a man like you so that He could die for you. He lived on earth to fully please Me and do My will. Do what He did. Be My representative reconciling men and women and children to Me. You may be weak in the flesh to do this, but with My Spirit leading you, all of this is possible.
My people need Me, but they don’t know how to call upon Me. They look to the things of this fallen world before they ask Me. What would a parent feel if a son turns to others for help, rather than asking them? My people Israel turned to other gods instead of doing what I had revealed to them.
In everything bring Me praise and thanks. Have a grateful heart, recognizing that everything is a gift from My hand to you. I have made you in My image and likeness. I have forgiven your sins and rescued you from an empty life of darkness. I have given you My Holy Spirit to be with you to guide you and give you wisdom.
What is important to you? What gives you pleasure and satisfaction? What do you think is My calling for your life now? Who are the important people in your life? What occupies your time? What do you think about the most? What do I think about when I think of you?