“Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him. With them alone he shares the secrets of his promises.”
If you want to build a deep relationship with God, you must slow down and be quiet. No task you do today is more important than that relationship.
Friendship with God is like any other friendship—you must make time for it. If you do not make time for your friends, they are not going to be your close friends. Similarly, if God is going to be your best friend, you have got to give your best time to him.
The Bible says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
To establish a friendship with God, you need to have a daily quiet time. You must be still so that you can know him better.
Psalm 25:14 says, “Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him. With them alone he shares the secrets of his promises”.
Many people do not know God, and they have not experienced his love. They do not know why he does what he does. Yet, the Bible says that friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him—in other words, those who slow down and spend time with him.
What kind of friendships would you have if you never invest your time in them?
Friendships need attention. You have got to read God’s Word daily and ask him, “God, is there anything you want to say to me?” You do not need big theological words. Just talk to him authentically. And then listen!
The Bible shows us how to have a quiet time in Matthew 6:5-6: “When you come before God, do not turn that into a theatrical production . . . Find a quiet, secluded place so you will not be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace” (The Message).
Slow down today, focus on God, and listen as he speaks to you about his grace.