In this article we will look at how our friendship with God is one of the sweetest things we have in our lives. Learn more about it through these 15 friendship with God quotes. They will encourage, uplift, and remind you that Jesus is your best friend.
Out of all the relationships and friendships we have on this Earth. There is one that trumps them all and that’s our friendship with God.
He doesn’t want us to know Him in a stuffy religious way. He wants connection, intimacy, and friendship.
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. – John 15:15
This is a topic I am very passionate about. You can read more on my thoughts in our friendship with God and with others below.
- 4 Key to Growing in Your Friendship with Jesus
- The Ultimate List of Bible Verses about Friendship
- 10 Tips to Grow Your Christian Friendships
- 35 Christian Friendship Quotes That Will Inspire You
Now, let’s get down to business and check out the friendship with God quotes. I hope they really encourage you and cause you to draw closer to Jesus!
Quotes About Friendship With God
Obey God in the things he shows you, and instantly the next thing is opened up. God will never reveal more truth about himself until you have obeyed what you know already…this chapter brings out the delight of real friendship with God. ― Oswald Chambers
Let those be thy choicest companions who have made Christ their chief companion. ― Thomas Brooks
A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.- D.L. Moody (for more quotes by D.L Moody click here)
The good man has his enemies. He would not be like his Lord if he had not. If we were without enemies we might fear that we were not the friends of God, for the friendship of the world is enmity to God. ― Charles Spurgeon
God’s love tells us that He is friendly, and His Word assures us that He is our friend and wants us to be His friends. No man with a trace of humility would first think that he is a friend of God; but the idea did not originate with men. Abraham would never have said, “I am God’s friend,” but God Himself said that Abraham was His friend ― A. W Tozer (for more quotes from Tozer click here)
True worship is when a person, through their person, attains intimacy and friendship with God. ― William Temple
Socrates once said, “Friend? There is no friend.” But Socrates didn’t know about the one whom the Bible describes as “a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24). Of course, I am speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the greatest friend that any of us ever will have. To say, “Jesus is my best friend,” almost sounds like a cliché, but when you think about it, it really is true. You can have a close friendship with God. ― Greg Laurie
The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him. ― Harry Emerson Fosdick
There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.
― Shannon Alder
I want to share two facts about friendship with you. Fact number one: you were destined to have Jesus as your best friend. The Word of God tells us that this was ordained before the foundation of the world. Friendship with Jesus is the will of God concerning you ― Kenneth Hagin
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. ―Teresa of Avila
Do you wish to be a friend of God? Well, then, first you must be fully reconciled to Him. Of course, you cannot remain His enemy and be His friend—that is clear enough. If you are pardoned through the sacrifice of Jesus, if you are justified by His righteousness, if you are regenerated by His Spirit, you are no longer God’s enemy, yet that will not entitle you to be called the friend of God. It will entitle you to call God your friend, and your helper, but you must go further than that, if you would be His friend.
Love must be created in your heart, gratitude must beget attachment, and attachment must cause delight. You must rejoice in the Lord, and maintain close communion with Him. ― Charles Spurgeon
“If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning… Face it, friend. He is crazy about you! ”
― Max Lucado
Every friendship with God and every love between Him and a soul is the only one of its kind. ― Janet Erskine Stuart
“Never forget that God is your friend. And like all friends, He longs to hear what’s been happening in your life. Good or bad, whether it’s been full of sorrow or anger, or even when you’re questioning why terrible things have to happen.”
― Nicholas Sparks
What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer! ― Joseph Scriven (hymn)
I thought it would be fun to end this post with the song from Israel Houghton that declares, I am a friend of God! It’s anointed!
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Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
She has spoken in churches in California, Oregon, Texas, and Mexico and has been featured in Guidepost Magazine and All Recipes Magazine. Read More…