Being a close friend of God changes our entire perspective. The reason we don’t become close friends with God, is because we doubt His love, wisdom and power. Some even doubt His existence. Moses asked for God to “show him His glory;” and God replied, “no man can see my face and live.” (Exodus 33:18,20) How is it possible to be close friends with God when seeing His face would kill us? Well, the sun, at 93 million miles away, sustains the earth; but it would kill us long before we were able to approach it–right? However, we’d be completely foolish to doubt the existence or power of the sun–right? Thus, we are doubly foolish to doubt the power or existence of God–Who CREATED the sun! He is seen all around us and only our foolish, finite intelligence would cause us to doubt His existence and magnificence! The Bible says: “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20) Even many who deny the existence of God still enjoy His creation because they cannot escape their desire to enjoy what God designed in them to enjoy. If we enjoy creation, imagine how much MORE we could enjoy The Creator! God is: “Blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see.” (1 Timothy 6:15-16) Although He is all-powerful, He is also unfathomably compassionate. He wants to touch our heart. His Son died for us. His Spirit woos us. When we pursue Him, He fills us with Himself. We are no longer held captive by trouble because His omnipotent Spirit dwells in us! When we desire Him above all else, His Spirit fills us and we live in the confidence of Almighty God!