Daily Reflections

Friends Help Us Fully Enjoy God

February 5, 2022 Kelly Needham

Be filled by the Spirit: speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord. —Ephesians 5:18–19

Things are best enjoyed in community. Your favorite movie is good when you watch it alone. It’s even better with friends. A great meal is enjoyable, but it’s even more satisfying when you share it with friends. We’re wired to share our joys with others. The best experiences in life are the ones we try to drag our friends into: “You have to see this movie!” “You have to come with me to this restaurant!”

Of all the things we have to enjoy, God is the greatest! We were created to enjoy Him and center our lives around Him. And we enjoy God most fully with other people. Friends help us enjoy God by enjoying Him with us.

Let’s not invert this concept by allowing God to become our means to enjoy people more, only going to Him to ask for more people (husband, friends, kids). He is not the means but the end Himself.

Make it Personal

What are some ways that you enjoy God as you spend time with others?