Monday, February 9, 2015
Odds are stacked against you, the final seconds are on the clock, and it seems like all is lost. Feeling like defeat is on the other side of the door is an indescribable feeling that suffocates our faith, confidence and hope. In time of need, our communication to the Lord needs to be bold, not wimpy, confident not with fear. We stand one request and one life line away from a break through.
God instructs us to come BOLDLY to his throne of grace. When things are on the line we don't have time to pitty pat around, but get right down to business and ask with confidence. The fact remains, that Jesus, our chief intercessor can relate to every one of our feelings. He knows how it feels to be betrayed, hungry, praised only hours later to be crucified. When we talk to our heavenly father, He wants to make things happen on our behalf, He wants to fill our shortcomings with his grace and provide our every needs.
What is your mental position when you go to His throne? Is it with timidness thinking about all of your past mistakes, believing he will first remind you of all the times you messed up and didn't stay true to the promises you made? Is it with a depleted faith because in the past things didn't pan out the way you would have liked them to? Our attitude when coming to God should be with boldness and confidence. This bold and confident perspective can only be strong in our lives when we know the character our Father, and when we grow our trust in His word and His ability to be God.
God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all of what we can think and imagine. Our bold communication speaks to His ability not ours. Our confident confessions are contingent upon His unwavering mercy. There is nothing good that God will withhold from us when we walk right before Him. When we are in a bind, we can go boldly to our "clutch man", God with the understanding that our current situation hasn't taken Him by surprise, but at times is used as a divine compass to direct us back to Him.
Watch God move on your behalf as you trust Him to be God and Lord in your life. Bold request result from an assurance that GOD CAN! Understand that in every relationship, communication is key. God has given His children the green light to bum rush heaven with our needs, because we know that He can handle it and that He is our source in a time of need.
*For further devotion read Hebrews 4:14-16