No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Developing a friendship with Jesus is hard work! In fact, cultivating any relationship will require commitment and sacrifice. To really get to know someone you must spend time with them. There is no shortcut. This is why so many friendships fall apart. Neither party makes an effort to reach out and communicate. Thank God that we can never lose our relationship with Jesus. Sometimes, however, if we don’t put the work in we can feel so horrendously disconnected from Christ.
If you have accepted Christ then you are His friend. But now you have to work at making that friendship worthwhile. Jesus Christ should be your first and foremost love. Your heart should belong to Him. You should develop a desire to know Him more by studying His Word; the Bible. You should also have a desire and discipline to put the biblical principles you learn into practice. Through this you will maintain fellowship with God and receive all those blessings He has exclusively for you. You should take advantage of being well connected to Christ!