We Have the Right Connections

In [Christ Jesus our Lord] and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. – Ephesians 3:12

It seems that there is a direct correlation between how high a position of a government official and how accessible that individual is to regular citizens. The higher the position, the less accessibility there is.

Living in a free country like the United States of America, regular citizens should theoretically be able to reach out to their elected representatives and provide input on how they would like certain issues handled. However, if you try to communicate with someone in a very high position, for example the President, chances are not very good for you to get a response from him. He has staff members that read and respond to letters sent to him. A regular, ordinary citizen cannot expect to be able to call and have the President answer. You certainly could never barge into his office unannounced and expect to talk with him.

How then can we ever expect to communicate with God, the King of kings, and Lord of lords? He has far more authority than the President, and he is perfectly holy. How can we, imperfect sinners, possibly think that we can step into God’s throne room and ask him for anything?

We shouldn’t be able to. By all rights we should be destroyed the moment we set foot in his presence. Yet, the apostle Paul tells us that we may approach God with freedom and confidence – all because of Jesus.

Jesus took on all our sinfulness. He gave up his life and was cast out of the presence of God because that is what you and I deserve for our sins. His blood was shed to wash away our sin forever. Now those who believe that to be true – who believe in him as their Savior from sin – are free to approach God because the perfection of Jesus is theirs through faith.

Faith in Jesus means that you can step into the throne room of God fully confident that you will not be cast from his presence and destroyed. Even more, you can come before God and pray to him fully confident that he will hear your prayer and answer for the sake of his Son, Jesus.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son to take away my sins. Thank you for giving me free access to you through faith in him. Forgive me for the times I have neglected your command to pray. Motivate me to pour my heart out to you and pray with confidence through Jesus my Savior. Amen.

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