How does one become a friend of Jesus?
What is the one overriding characteristic of His “friends”?
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” – John 15:12-14
I find that in growing in Grace God is constantly and consistently bring people into my path that it is a challenge to Love! The educational process of Grace for me has been growing in Love and thereby growing in Peace that passes any concept of understanding that I had just a few short moments before! God is so Wonderful to create this Life!
Jesus said again and again, “My command” and “do what I command” and “Follow me” – why is this so very important?
Because He was talking to those for whom following God was Not that simple and the yoke they had on their back was Crazy heavy and in fact could not be carried. When Jesus came the system of the high priest was in place. With every new high priest the law was changed – Jesus was, is and always will be the First and Last and Only High Priest for those who accept Him!
Why do I say this with bold confidence?
Because once you see His light yoke and easy burden like those who followed Him back when He walked this earth in human form – you will So want to follow Him!
Jesus was a switching point and is a switching point for All who believe! What does that mean?
It means Forgive like there was no yesterday and Love like there is No tomorrow – this Is following Christ! Let go of the past with its baggage, burden and guilt (you are no longer under the law, you are under Grace!), Love those He places in your path Here and Now today and in so Being like this you are HIS FRIEND!