"You might feel distant from God or unsure of what he thinks of you, yet he calls
you a friend. He longs for your relationship with him to thrive. He is ready to
be your companion and guide, as a true friend loves to be."
Read Our Courteous God, by DR Gary Chapman, at One Place.
This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.
No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing ; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.