31 December 2014

Come Boldly

It is a fact that we will usually avoid people when there are unresolved issues...

Pain, offence, insecurity, pride, unforgiveness will always hold on to us and keep us from people we need and love most. But what we must always remember is that people may let us down, but God will never let us down.

Hebrews 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 

Thank God that we can come before a throne of grace! Never let unresolved issues within yourself keep you from coming to Him. There is no pre-requisite to entering into a place of prayer in our time of need. It is an open door of love and acceptance, not matter what we have been and done. 

Every Christian will have hundreds of seasons in their lifetime of mountains and valleys. Coming boldly to God’s throne of grace is not a one off event - but a lifetime pursuit. 

Let us come boldly to the throne of grace for:
1) Forgiveness from sin, shame and guilt
2) Restoration from brokenness and heartache
3) Strength in time of weakness and fear
4) Mercy when experienced failure and discouragement
5) Salvation to restore areas of our lives to bring new beginnings
6) Petition and prayer requests of our needs
7) Wisdom for divine guidance and words of knowledge

Bible stories abound of people who came to the throne of grace in their time of need. Not by accident but for our benefit as examples of God’s power and goodness. Think of David’s sin, Paul’s weakness and Joshua’s fear. Or what about Moses’ intercession, Hannah’s petition and John’s revelation. Normal people like you and me, coming boldly to a throne of grace in time of need.

The male lion is the most feared animal in the wilderness and open plains. When they roar everything that has breathe goes quiet and is terrified! But the lions cubs do not fear their fathers presence. They come anywhere and anytime, in need or to play because of their heritage.  

Likewise, children in need or distress automatically go to their father without second thought or hesitation. Why? Because they know they have complete access by natural birthright. And they trust them to meet all their needs without question.

Come boldly to Him regularly and make it a habit starting today. But especially in your time of need, anywhere, anytime. He loves you dearly and wants to hear and speak to you no matter what season you are facing. Happy New Year!