As I thought about all of the reasons I value the faithful friendship of God, He challenged me to think about what kind of friend I am to others. Does my friendship to others mirror what God does for me? Uhmmm…no…not even close! He reminded me from yesterdays devotion of all the things I appreciate about His friendship, and–I went back and read them again. Ok, wow—it will take supernatural power for me to be that kind of friend! I fall very short in so many areas whereas–HE is perfect! I am as impatient as a wrecking ball, I am impetuous with my mouth, intolerant of ignorance, judgmental of sin, snobbish in whom I choose to love, etc. I am far, far from Who God IS as an amazing and perfect Friend to me. So the challenge: How do I become a better friend to others like He is to me? The only way for an imperfect person like me to be a more perfect friend to others is for me to be more like Him! When you look in the mirror, you see your image. It takes no effort for you to be you—and the mirror doesn’t lie. Every time you look in the mirror it will always be you. God tells us that by His Spirit we are changed into His image. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Cor. 3:18) In order for a mirror to properly reflect an image, it must be in the light and it must be clean and uncovered. When we are born again, God makes us a mirror that is supposed to reflect Him. The closer we get to God, the less sin clouds the mirror and the more His light shines. We reflect Him clearly and naturally, just like a mirror naturally reflects the image before it. If I want to be the kind of friend to others that God IS to me, then I need to draw close to Him and allow His Spirit be reflected in me! His perfection will make me a more perfect friend.