I have been going on and on about the importance of building a friendship with Jesus since the start of the month and I completely forgot to share WHY it's so important to me. In its simplest form, it's because I need him. When I was young I used to try so hard to be good so that I would be deserving of heaven. I felt so confident in my salvation because I felt like I was being such a good girl. How silly of me. As I've gotten older I've realized that I definitely do not deserve heaven. I'm broken and sinful. The only reason I can be assured of my salvation is because I know Jesus died for all of my sins. It's by His grace and love that I undeservedly know I will someday meet him in paradise.
The other day I was listening to the following song and it's a beautiful reminder of exactly what I'm trying to say...
Today I remind myself why I not only want a friendship with Jesus, but why I need one.