You Have Direct Access to God
God is never too busy for you.
No human can possibly be unconditionally available 24/7. God, however, is not bound by human limitations. He loves you enough to grant you access directly to Him through the Holy Spirit because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. You don’t have to pray though anybody else. You can read your Bible and pray directly to God.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have any access to the President, no matter what channels I pursue. But, a son of the president – that would be a different story. Here President Kennedy’s son, John Jr. is shown under his dad’s desk in the oval office. We have that same access to God.
Before Jesus death, only the High Priest had access to God once a year to a make a sacrifice for the people. For the week leading up to his entering the Holy of Holies, he would separate himself and purify himself. (See Lev. 16)
“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” Matt 27:50-51
When Jesus died, the 70 foot curtain torn top to bottom, signifying God removing the barrier between Him and man. Jesus shedding of his blood was sufficient sacrifice for our sins once and for all. (See Heb 10:19-20)
Thank you, Father for direct access to you. I am humbled that you love me enough to make a way for me to have a relationship with you. Thank you for Jesus sacrifice on the cross. Thank you for hearing my prayers. Thank you for grace and mercy in my time of need. You don’t just hear me, you provide for my needs. I cling to you as my rock and my redeemer. What a privilege that you have provide a way I can directly come to you any time. Thank you. In Jesus Name. Amen.
- “For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,” Eph. 2:18-19
- “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Eph 3:12
- “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
I love the picture you put with this post! I never saw it before, and it is a great illustration of our relationship with God. I can remember each of your words so far, which is awesome! I wonder if I’ll remember them all because I have your explanation in my mind to help keep them there. Hope so!
Thanks. I’ve enjoyed this challenge. I’m impressed your doing it without a theme – I think I would be so stressed out trying to think of a word for each letter. I wonder if you are finding it stressful or fun?