READ: Hebrews 4:16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
When I was a young girl I was a windmill softball pitcher. I loved softball back then! I remember when we would have a big all-star game I would get so nervous that day. I think my colon would completely empty out hours before the game. (haha!) But the amazing thing was when game time came - my nervousness would be completely gone! I was prepared and I knew that I had the talent to pitch well and our team would win. That confidence came because I threw 100 pitches every day - year round. I had confidence in what I could do because of the preparation I did ahead of time.
We can have that same kind of confidence when we approach the throne of God. The Bible tells us that we can come BOLDLY to the throne of our gracious God and there we will receive his mercy, and find grace to help us when we need it most.
There is absolutely nothing that we did that could have earned this right to come boldly to God. It is all because of what Jesus accomplished for us. He did all the work ahead of time for us in what he accomplished for us on the cross. And when God looks at us - He looks at us through the lens of Jesus. It's like He is looking through Jesus to see us. He sees us perfect, righteous and holy - because we are one with Christ Jesus. This means that we can come to God without fear, worry, regret, feelings of unworthiness, failure, or inadequacy.
You can come BOLDLY to the throne of God.
Dear Jesus - thank you for the sacrifice that you made for me. Thank you that you would have suffered and died for me - even if I was the only person on the earth. You love me so much and I love you too. Help me to walk in the boldness and authority that you have accomplished. Help me to understand just who I am in Christ and that is all because of YOU. I love you! <3