Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
One key to effective prayer is approaching GOD as His friend! When we don’t know GOD as a friend, we are reluctant to ask Him for anything; we don’t feel we’ve “earned it” with our good behavior! So our confidence that He is listening is easily undermined.
We need to see ourselves as close friends with GOD! You may be thinking that becoming friends with GOD seems like a difficult thing to do. But, if you are a follower of YESHUA, you are already His friend!
Friendship is based on sharing openly and honestly, and our Scripture today tells us YESHUA shared everything with us.
Here’s what He said:
I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
When we begin to see ourselves as GOD’S friend through MESSIAH YESHUA, our prayers become much bolder and full of faith.
And it is all up to you whether you want to be a casual friend or close intimate friend? The choice is yours!
Love & Blessings,
Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation