Have you ever met someone going the wrong way on a one way street?

MANY times you will see a news report of someone causing an accident when they were going the wrong way on the highway.  I remember a report of one such incident--they gave him the nickname ~"Wrong Way Joe". (Thankfully no one was hurt).   You really cannot have great empathy until you have made the mistake of turning onto a One Way, totally unsuspectingly, the wrong way.  BEEN THERE--DONE THAT!  You are quickly looking for a place to turn around as your inner panic button begins to scream at you.  This is NOT a blog about driving.  You need to go to the loose association side of your brain, because that is where this came from.

While having a conversation recently with my daughter we began discussing someone I have a relationship with.  She called this person my friend.  I quickly replied they are not my friend.  As I vocally worked through this with her, I told her friends have a two way relationship.  What I had with this person was one sided.  Lots of giving on one side, but no giving on the other.  I was in a servant relationship with them.  There is NOTHING wrong with being a servant.  In fact, we are all called to be servants.  The problem was calling this relationship a friendship when there was no indication of the give and take normally associated with being friends.

I looked up the definition of friendship and among others found these descriptions~

A state of mutual trust and support

A state of mutual affection, esteem, intimacy and trust between two people

As I read further, I found this ~"A real friend is someone that you can rely on"

SO where in the world am I going?  We all have what I would classify as true friends in our lives. Friends can share the nitty gritty with each other and accept and love the other in spite of the nitty gritty.  Friendship is always a two way street.  I have a few really deep friendships and consider myself greatly blessed.  I have other friends, which I have great affection for, but because of time and opportunity the level of deep intimacy is not possible.  I am thankful for all of the friends God has placed in my life and recognize it is always a two way street.

The real point and question of this blog is what level of intimacy are you experiencing with God?  Is it a two way street?  Are you listening?  Do you experience two way communication with God Almighty?  It can be the deep intimate relationship we all desire, but only if there is two way communication.  Are we only giving Him a laundry list of our prayer request?  Are we listening for Him?  Or are we reading His Word, Saying our prayers, attending worship and even doing good because we need to check that off our daily list.  Is our relationship with God Almighty a deep and intimate two sided relationship?

"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you."
James 4:8


  1. You have certainly given us all food for thought with this post, Lulu. How strong and viable is my friendship with God? If not enough of a two-way street, I need to ask His help in making it so, each and every day. That's what friendship is all about.

    1. I am asking Him daily to help me hear Him. BE STILL!
      Blessings, My Friend!

  2. I need to be still more and know He is God. It’s alot easier to talk with God than to listen for Him to answer and even more difficult to know what the answer sometimes is

    1. We all struggle with being still and listening. Another post coming on this in a couple of weeks. This has drawn lots of discussion.


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