There is no better way to develop and maintain a close friendship than to share meals together. Jesus offers this level of relationship to every one of his followers.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with me.” Rev. 3:20. The word “stand” is in the perfect tense. This indicates the Lord has taken a stand by your door and is available at any time to come in to have the closeness to you that dining with a friend can bring.
Invite Him in through talking to Him in prayer. Know His thoughts by reading the Bible. Just a few minutes a day will allow you to develop a close friendship with the God who made you and loves you.