Yep. You got it.
The man who sits behind the big desk at the White House every day.
He’s my best friend.
How is that possible you might ask?
Well… I’m his biggest fan.
I was first in line to his campaigns when he was running for office.
I cheered the loudest when he won presidency.
I follow his every move on the newspaper, the magazines, and the tv.
I listen to people share their opinions about him (as well as share my own.)
I know everything there is to know about him.
From the date of his birth, to his thoughts on different parts of the government and politics, to his family history.
I know it all.
Which is what makes him my best friend.
BUT…. to be totally honest with you.
I have actually never personally met him.
I have never sat across a table from him and listened to him share what was on his heart.
I have never even shaken his hand.
I think I know him pretty well.
Enough to call him my best friend.
But the truth is… if he ran into me on the street today he wouldn’t even know my name.
Sad I know.
But you know what’s even sadder?
Often times Christians have the same exact relationship with Jesus.
As I do with Obama. (Which if you haven’t figured out yet is very much made up).
See… there’s a huge difference between knowing Jesus and knowing about Jesus.
There’s a difference between reading facts about Him in the Bible and actually having a genuine relationship with Him.
There’s a difference between listening to pastors sharing messages on Him, reading blogs posts by people about Him, listening to music that is centered around Him and actually having a one-on-one conversation with Him.
As a friend.
As someone I can pour my heart out to when I come home after a long day at work.
As someone I can’t wait to share my tears, my joy, my excitement with during the difference circumstances I find myself in each day.
As someone I run to for advice when I don’t know how to handle a certain situation or don’t know what step to take next in life.
As someone I look forward to spending time with each day.
Jesus doesn’t just want to be someone you hear about, read about, and sing about.
He wants to be the one you rely on every single day.
The one you greet every morning when you wake up.
The one you say goodnight to every time you go to bed.
He wants to walk with you just like He walked with Enoch.
He wants to talk to you like He talked to Abraham.
He wants to live life with you beside Him every day like He did with His disciples.
He wants to be your best friend.
Today… my challenge to you is this: think about how you and Jesus are today.
Is He really the best friend you can’t live without?
Or is that just what you say?
I don’t know about you… but I want Him to be more.
More than someone I just know from a distance.
More than someone I hear about from others.
More than someone I just know facts about.
I can talk about Him all I want, but it doesn’t matter if I don’t talk to Him every day.
I don’t want a mediocre relationship with the One who gives me life, purpose, and hope for every day.
Many people will claim they “know” Jesus.
People who say they are Christian.
But in the end God will say He doesn’t even know them .
Because they only knew about Him… but they didn’t really know Him.
Not the way He wanted them to.
I don’t know about you but I want to know God personally so that in the end He will know my name.
So that I don’t walk a single moment in life without Him.
So that I don’t miss out on the one relationship that will change the way I face each day and makes a difference between life and death.
If the President sent you an invitation to have breakfast with him tomorrow morning, I’m sure you’d set all your plans aside to meet with him.
I’m sure you’d make sure that’s a meeting you don’t miss.
But often times we miss it with God.
He invites you every single day to walk with Him.
To talk to Him.
To live life with Him.
The Creator of Heaven and Earth- the Almighty Father Himself wants to meet with you today.
Wants you to know Him as more than a distant friend.
Will you take that first step toward Him?
Will you truly make Him your best friend?
Be blessed! -Anna… ♥
“But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” – Deuteronomy 4:29