My Dear Friend
God, you are my best friend, my dearest family member, my coolest confidant. You know me better than even I know me. You are at the core of me. Still, there are times I fall away from you.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20
I sat across from a long time friend this weekend over lunch. She is one of my sweetest, kindest and most faith filled friends. She shared with me that as of recent a lot of her friends haven’t been believers and the struggle that comes with that. You can feel like this huge part of you, your very foundation is being misunderstood or underrepresented. I nodded along as I reflected in my own life. It is tough to have family members or friends who don’t share in your faith. It’s tough that there are so many places in life where talking about your beliefs is out of the norm. In these situations it can be hard to stay in your identity as Child of God.
My friend told me, she’s been asking for relationships where her faith is not only understood, but where those people will help her grow in her faith. She’s been praying to be just completely surrounded by communities where God is at the center.
Father, I want our relationship to be deep, intimate, real, and always. I want everything I do to have to do with you. I want you to be at the center of every conversation. When I am feeling whatever I’m feeling I want to go to you first. Lord, please help us all to continue to grow in relationship with you, to help us realize you are everything.
You are all that is good. Father, help us to keep our doors open to you in every situation. I want to sit at your table. When I dine with you I feel complete.