Big Idea: As God's children, we have continual access to him.
Hebrews 4.16 (CSB): Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and grace to help us in time of need.
Devotional: I was running late a few weeks ago and thought that I had my keys on me. However, as soon as I shut the door behind me, I realized that my keys (for both my car and house) were still inside...and I just locked the door. I had no spare key hidden or anyway to get inside. So, I got creative. I tried to remove the frame around the glass that’s on the door by prying it back with my knife. However, that didn’t work; I ended up cracking the glass. I eventually got my keys, tapped the window back together, and went on my way.
Not having access can be a bummer, especially when having access is a good thing. As we think about our relationship with God, we should celebrate and embrace the reality that we have full access to Him because of what Christ has done. Paul wrote in Romans 5.2 that “we have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand.”
God will never take away our access. We would do well to remember that there is always an open line to Heaven. However, we can hinder our access when we sin. That’s why we need to confess and repent of our sins (1 John 1.9) daily. Remember, as you approach God’s throne, he’ll give you the mercy and grace you need for each day and each moment. Today, draw near to God through Christ!
-Have you ever thought about the reality that you have full access to God? Why or why not?
-How often do you embrace the reality that you have full access to God?
-Pray and thank God for allowing you to enter his presence through Christ. Confess whatever you need to confess and find for yourself mercy and grace.
Saints are simply men and women who have fulfilled their natural obligation to approach God. —Evelyn Waugh