“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” ~Psalm 25:14 ESV
Sometimes I find myself questioning God’s faithfulness, whether in the wait, or getting ready to embark on something new. I have asked questions like, “God, is your way really the best way? Will you be faithful to me even in this new thing? Can I trust where you are leading in this season? Can I trust that all will be well in your hands?”
As I brought my questions to The Lord in yet another thing and in another season, He met me with this response:
“I am just as committed to you, as you are committed to Me.”
When God spoke the above back to my burgeoning questions, The Holy Spirit also brought this revelation to my heart:
God was just as committed to me in our relationship and friendship as I was committed to [including] Him.
Over the years, I had grown accustomed to including Christ in my thoughts, plans, and decisions. And we had grown close in our relationship, too. He had become more than just My God; He had become my friend. A friend that I wanted to include and seek in all things.
One of the benefits of being friends with the Lord can be found in Psalm 25:14 (ESV): “The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.”
In this verse, God reveals that He is committed to those who fear him. He is committed to those who are in relationship with Him. He is committed to those who desire a relationship and friendship. And this friendship also comes with the benefit of a covenant that He will make things known to us. We do not have to worry about how or when. But we can rest in knowing that because we are friends with The Lord, His covenant will reveal to us the paths we should take, decisions we should make, and places we should go.
There are also other benefits to being a committed friend of Christ:
1. When we are committed to the Lord, He will direct our path.
~Proverbs 16:3 ESV
2. When we are committed to Lord, we are healed and refreshed. ~Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV
3. When we are committed to the Lord, He will act on our behalf.
~Psalm 37:5 ESV
Lord, I thank you for a friendship and commitment that comes with so many benefits. A friendship with benefits that gifts us the opportunity to know you better and seek Your face. As friends, help us to not hide things from you or try to figure out things on our own. But help us to commit to include you as our friend in every detail, thought, plan and decision. Because as friends, we know that Your covenant with us will show us the way. Help us to be just as committed to seeking you in this friendship as you are to helping us along the way. In Jesus Name. Amen.