Christ’s blood purchased intimate access into the God’s Presence. God is a Father Who delights in spending time with His children. There is no greater honor in all creation than to have fellowship with Him. Allow these scriptures to inspire you afresh to enjoy the privilege of friendship with God.
Father, I thank You for Your friendship. You are a friend Who is always there. Your love is unfailing and Your Presence is a shelter. When I draw near to You, I am strengthened and find hope. You are the One Who bears my burdens and gives me counsel when my path is hard. “My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.” You are the Good Shepherd and Your love is beyond measure.
I rejoice that You are personal, not a God Who is far off but One Who is near. Your name is Faithful and True. You will not leave me or forsake me. I rejoice in the security which I have found in Your love. I draw near to enjoy sweet fellowship with You. “The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.” -Psalm 28:7
John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him.”
1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
2 Corinthians 13:14 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.”
Hebrews 7:25 “Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
John 17:21 “…that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, [art] in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me.”