O Chambers arrested my cynicism again today. It seems that being a friend of God is more than grooving to Israel Houghton's song.
"To be so much in contact with God that you never need to ask Him to show you His will, is to be nearing the final stage of your discipline in the life of faith. When you are rightly related to God, it is a life of freedom and liberty and delight, you are God’s will, and all your common-sense decisions are His will for you unless He checks. You decide things in perfect delightful friendship with God, knowing that if your decisions are wrong He will always check; when He checks, stop at once."
This thought draws me in to wonder about the relationship Jesus had with His Father, and it encourages me when I consider the way Abraham bumbled through His friendship with God.
There's no doubt that my days are punctuated with fear and failure - but this friendship thing - I'm finding it to be true.
And it's actually pretty good.