Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Because of recent political activity, I’ve sent letters and eMails to all my elected representatives including the President of the United States. I’m not holding my breath for an answer to any of them. It’s quite apparent that there is a direct correlation between how high a government official's position is, and how accessible that individual is to regular citizens. The higher the position, the less accessibility. Take the President, for example. An ordinary citizen cannot expect to pick up the phone and have a conversation with him, much less expect a return call. And you most certainly would never barge into his office unannounced and expect to talk with him.
I’m glad God, the King of kings and Lord of lords, is not like that. His authority far exceeds that of any potentate, and yet He is accessible. By all rights, who are we to set foot in His presence? For one thing, He is holy and we are not. That alone should banish us from His presence. Yet, the apostle Paul said we have been granted access to Him, with freedom and confidence, all because of Christ Jesus.
Think about that for a while. Imperfect and not-so-holy people are privileged to go in — to the very throne room — and have an audience with God. That can only happen because Jesus took on our sinfulness. He did that on Calvary’s cross and was cast out of the presence of God. He took the punishment we deserve. Now, all Christ followers, because their sins have been washed away by His blood, are free to approach God. His perfection is theirs through faith.
What a great thought to begin the week. Faith in Jesus means that you can approach God fully confident that you will not be turned away. Furthermore, you have His undivided attention!
In [Christ] and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3:12