How to be a Friend of Jesus
Would you like to be a friend of Jesus? First, like all friends, you need to spend time with him. It takes time to develop a relationship and to do that you need to spend time in prayer. There are many ways to pray. Praying is communicating or talking with Jesus. Do you have something on your mind that you need answered. Just ask him and he will find a way to answer you. We have many opportunities to talk to him; some of them are when you’re driving in your car or going for a walk. Maybe it could be on a lunch break at work, or even working in or around the house. Anytime is a good time. Do not be afraid to bring up any subject to him. Remember he wants to be your friend. He has an open door policy. Anything that may seem unforgivable to you whether it’s something that is happening to you now or in your past, he will forgive. You can come to him with anything; he will never close the door on you.
Like all good relationships it’s a two way street. I try to do good things for my friends and especially my friend Jesus. In Matthew 25: 34-40 it gives you some ways to be a friend of Jesus. When you do things for others from your heart you do it for Jesus. In particular those who are down and in need, you did it for him. To have a friend you need to be a friend. And what a friend we have in Jesus! If we are ever in need or down and out we can call on our friend Jesus and he will be there. He is the best friend you could ever have. So go make a friend, he is waiting for you!
Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. — Matthew 25:34–40