Have you ever had a friend reject your love? Perhaps they’ve rejected your kindness, doubted your motives, refused to return phone calls or even—totally abandoned you. The deeper we love, the more rejection hurts. The experience of rejected friendship teaches us an amazing lesson about God’s friendship. God’s love is purer—yet more rejected, misunderstood and doubted—than any other.

Our Heavenly Father’s love for us cost Him the life of His Son. He continually provides for us and  blesses us more than we deserve. Nothing exists without Him—including us. He desires a relationship with us—to be our friend, counselor, protector and the lover of our heart. Yet—how do we return His loving kindness?

We believe Him the enemy of our joy instead of the Fountain of joy. We live in the wisdom of our own way instead of seeking the Creator of wisdom. We believe He has a miserable agenda for our life rather than a Divine plan. We aren’t thankful for even the basic necessities of life—breath and heartbeat—which none but God has the intelligence to create. We take credit for His gifts instead of giving glory to Him. So, think about it—if you gave all these marvelous gifts to someone you loved—would you believe them a fool to reject your friendship?

We would!

When we begin to understand God’s love, we wise-up and begin passionately pursuing His friendship! The goodness of friendship with God is unmeasurable. “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:14-19‬)

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