We are His Friends.

In John 16:14, Jesus says, "you are my friends if you do whatever I command you."  To be called a friend of God is a wonderful privilege.  Before we came to know Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior we were actually enemies of God.   Our sin was the thing that was keeping us from God.  We were born in sin and sin we will continue until it is dealt with through the blood of Jesus Christ.  When Jesus died on the cross, was buried and rose again He dealt with our sin once and for all.  His body was broken and His blood was shed so that each person could have eternal and abundant life.  Jesus died that we might live as the writers of the Bible have stated.  When we hear the gospel or goodnews and respond by giving our lives over to God through Jesus Christ we become friends of God.  What happens after that is a desire to follow God with all our hearts.  Jesus stated, "you are my friend if you do whatever I command you."  The beautiful thing is that after you give your life to Jesus Christ you willingly want do what He commands you.  That is because you realize what has been done for you and you are so thankful.  When I came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.  I was so grateful for what He did.  This has translated in a life long love affair and friendship with God.  Today make it your aim to be a friend of God and do what He commands.