I want to introduce you to my God. He is someone that I am still getting to know and that I think you should meet. He is not who I thought he was or anything like what some other people told me he was. As I spend time with him, I am finding out more and more things that I love about him and that are leading me to want to know more. Here are a few of the things I have learned about him so far.
• I thought I was guilty. Of course I was, but with his friendship is was a different thing than what I was familiar with entirely. While I have, and continue to unfortunately, offended him, he does not hold that against me. Nothing I have ever done, or will ever do, is remembered by him. Our friendship is not based on anything I can do for him and when I mess up, which is often, he simply forgives me when I ask him to and continues to seek out my friendship. It is awesome! I’ve never had a friend like that before. As long as I seek him out, he is there to love and encourage me.
• I thought I had to be like people that annoy me. Praise the Lord that this isn’t true! I have seen many folks that are, or claim to be, friends with my God. To be real honest, a lot of them were just weird. I am sure they are nice people and really do care about this friend of mine, but I just couldn’t see myself hanging with them. They sang boring hymns, they all stood and kneeled at the same time (a routine that I didn’t and still don’t know anything about) , wore funny clothes, and kept up with a lot of rules and regulations that I had never even heard my God talk about. Like I said, I am sure those people are cool and all, but they just were not where I wanted to be. To each his own, I suppose.
• The closer I get to my friend the more I realize that he has been seeking out my friendship for a long time. Apparently he has been looking for me for years but I have been hiding out not wanting to meet him. I guess I had a picture of him in my mind that scared me and so every time he would show up in my life, I would run off and hide from him. Have you ever had a preconception in your mind about someone, and then when you actually meet them you find out that they are completely different than you thought? That is what happened here.
• As I hang out with God, my friend, I am finding that my life is getting better. It is strange, but just by spending time with him everyday thing are improving. I am becoming a better father and husband. I am becoming a better friend to people that I have known for years. When I meet new people, I can really want to get to know them and develop new friendships that mean something. I can’t really explain it, but it seems like he is rubbing off on me the more time that I spend with him.
There are a ton of other cool things that I would like to tell you about but I will save those for another time. Let’s just say that this new friend of mine is awesome. He offers a free friendship to me like none that I have ever known. I am full of strange tattoos and stranger ideas, but he doesn’t care about any of that. He just want to hang out and have a relationship with me. And the best part is, he wants to be your friend too, and he doesn’t even care if you’re a weirdo like me or not.