You are My child and it pleases Me to be your Father. Like all good fathers, I wish to see you grow and develop. When you do, we have so much more to talk about – to look forward to. It’s OK to get out of My lap and go after more. I’m there too but as your friend. 


Intimacy is such a big deal to God and it should be to you as well. You can’t really know somebody without becoming obsessed with their heart – knowing what they love and what they hate. You have to come into alignment with that to have true intimacy. It’s like that with God too.

In the Kingdom, it’s all about the different levels of intimacy in relationship. When it comes to sonship, it’s all about being an heir. You can run to your daddy for help or just sit in HIs lap and be loved.

“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” – Romans 8:15-17

Now, there is another level to relationship with God that’s just as intimate, but it reveals a totally different side of His character and yours. 

“Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend…” – Exodus 33:1

When you are a friend of God, you don’t get the inheritance. You get His counsel and His partnership, but not the inheritance. Sons get the inheritance. If you are an heir with Jesus, that means everything that’s been given to Jesus has also been given to you. And the same way He’s been glorified, He wants to give to you! Yes! It’s that radical!

But it’s not friendship. It’s not that other level where you’re partnering with God for Kingdom advancement. Where you move into your Promised Land and your friend God counsels you and backs you up. This is for big boys and girls who want meat and not milk. They want to serve and not be served. 

If the way to the throne room is through the servants quarters, the way to the Promised Land is through partnership. And get this, you can be a son and a friend at the same time! God doesn’t relegate you to one or the other. Sonship is for certain seasons as is friendship. Do you want to speak to Jesus face to face? Partner with God. Step out to your upgrade.