God as our Friend
In the next word picture for God, we can consider God as our friend.
As our relationship with God grows and progresses, there is an opportunity for us to become friends, perhaps analogous to a parent and their adult child.
As friends, we (that is, God and us) spend time together, communicate with each other, share, and just hang out. Even so, we need to be reminded that although there is friendship, there is not equality.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.