Now that you have discovered little by little more about yourself, you are about to enter into a deeper relationship with God.
Number one, this is the highest level of relationship with God and number two, this is the deepest relationship with God. It is at this level that you discover more about God because if you are in this level, God will disclose to you about the mysteries of His Kingdom. When you pray to God at this level, petition is less and your prayer is more on thanksgiving. Jesus Christ, during His time, spent lesser time on petition but more on thanksgiving. If you are a friend of God, even before you ask Him of anything, He has already given it to you. So as a result, your prayer will be more on thanksgiving.
The reason why our prayers remain unanswered for a long time is because we are not a friend of God. We fail to understand the will and the ways of God because we are not His friend. A friend will only reveal his plans, his ways and his will to his friend. And so it is with God… that is, if He is your friend. We struggle a lot in our lives, in our relationships, in our career, in business and in making plans because we do not have the guidance of God. We do not have His guidance because we have so little understanding about Him. And how can we have much understanding about Him if we do not have a deeper relationship with Him? But if you are a friend of God, success is just normal in your life.
If you are a friend of God, you do not want to do things that would offend Him. Not because you are afraid of Him but because you are ashamed before Him. You do not want to do things that would affect your relationship with Him. There are three kinds of people: First are those who are afraid to commit sins because they are afraid of God. Second are the people who don’t want to commit sins because they don’t want to miss the blessings of God. And third are those who don’t want to commit sins because they are ashamed before God. Where do you belong in these three kinds of people?
If you are a friend of God, you are not ashamed of asking Him of anything. Instead, you are confident because He is your friend, just like our friends here on earth. If we are the friend of God, we do not have to think about how we say things when we ask Him for favor but we just simply ask Him with boldness. That’s what God wants for every man: not to be ashamed before Him when they ask Him for anything, but to be bold and confident.
So, let us enter into this deepest relationship with God. Remember, if God is your friend, do not ever offend Him. Protect your relationship with Him and He will protect you in every area of your life. If He is your friend, you can approach Him anytime and anywhere and ask Him of anything and He will grant it to you.