What would it take to be a most excellent friend of God? Well, we can look at our human friendships for example. According to Psychology Today, there are 13 traits that make friendship possible. And they fall into three categories: integrity, caring, and congeniality.
Integrity includes trustworthiness, honesty, dependability, and loyalty. Do we trust God’s word? Does God trust our word?
Caring includes empathy, being supportive in bad times and in good times, and listening without judgment. God certainly is with us in our bad times and in our good times. Are we with God in bad times and in good?
Congeniality includes self-confidence, being fun to be around, and being able to see the humor in life. A God who can create platypuses and octopuses (and human beings!) has a quirky sense of fun, wouldn’t you agree?
What are some ways we can be most excellent friends of God?
This message is an excerpt from a monthly devotion by Audrey Novak Riley. Please pray for synodical women’s organization presidents who are in Chicago for the annual Conference of Presidents.
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