So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. Romans 5:11
Hey my name’s Gracey. God has been my best friend for 16 years. When I was 5 years old, I saw a picture of Jesus dying on the cross and I asked my mom what it meant; she told me and I became one of His followers. As a child, my faith was greatly strengthened by my parents who lovingly taught me about God. My faith was also strengthened through the hometown church my family and I attended. What my parents taught me about God and what I learned at my church were the building blocks of my faith, but God who is “the author and perfecter of [my] faith” cemented them together and built upon them (Hebrews 12:2 NIV).
As a teenager, God began knocking at my heart, indicating that He wanted to have a personal relationship with me—a father daughter relationship. I cannot say at what point I discovered this, but I do know that my relationship with God immediately intensified and grew. I began to crave reading God’s word on my own, without being prompted by my parents. I came to love Jesus and I still do! God has drawn me into a fun relationship with Himself.
I am so excited to get to introduce you to my best friend and my prayer is that this blog will give you a fascination for God’s fun friendship!