Sep 12, 2011

APPROACHING GOD IN CONFIDENCE


            Let us then approach the 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).
            Bible says, at all the times we should approach God.  When we are happy we should praise God, when we are in trouble we should pray, and when we are sick we should get prayed by the elders of the Church by inviting them (James 5:13-14). The word says that these are the regular situations a person may go through. In all the above situations Bible asks us to approach God in one or other way. The name of God is a strong tower to those who approach Him and God will keep them safe (Proverbs 18:10). Is there any procedure to approach God in the times of trouble?
            The author of Hebrews says let us approach the throne of Grace with confidence. This confidence is of two types. The confidence in praying and the confidence in receiving. These two things Apostle John says in his book. John says, the confidence, which we have when we approach God. First part of the confidence is we pray according to the will of God, and the second part is that we receive what we pray for (1 John 5:14-15).  Apostle Paul says, we approach The God in freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12). Yes, this freedom comes through The Spirit of God (2 Corinthians 3:17). How great the works of God are that He set us free first to approach the throne of Grace to receive the grace and mercy of God. Again John says, if our hearts stop condemning us, we have the confidence before God we receive from Him anything we ask Him (1 John 3:21).
            God is seeking two things from us, first thing is obedience to The LORD (1 Samuel 15:22), and second is the confidence in Him (Jeremiah 17:7). We cannot put our confidence in the flesh, for we worship The LORD in the Spirit of God (Philippians 3:3). People of Most High God, let us know what is our confidence in approaching The God, and let us use the whole confidence that we have in God to receive blessings from God. When The LORD is our confidence, he will keep our feet from being snared (Proverbs 3:26).
            GOD BLESS YOU
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