I venture to say we all have experienced the uncomfortable feeling of when we had to go see the boss, or we were introduced to some famous person. We generally get nervous and our knees start to play patty cake with each other.
Of all our relationships the most important one is with God Almighty. How do we successfully approach our awesome Heavenly Father?
God's Word provides us with the answer:
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Remember this is not some business relationship, but one of a loving Father with His children. Our Father has poured out His heart to us, providing His only begotten son to pay the ultimate price with his life so that we could have a new life in Christ. He has given to us of His spirit which is "Christ in you the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27). All of this and other privileges of being a son of God should give us the confidence to go boldly before our God.
The above verses gives us the keys to having a fruitful relationship with our Heavenly Father. These keys include
- Come boldly
- Come with a sincere heart full of confidence
- Have our hearts (minds) free from evil thinking
We just come boldly before Him. We get rid of any evil thinking and have full confidence in God loving us and wanting to bless us. He calls us His workmanship!
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works," (Ephesians 2:10). We have no reason to not come boldly before Him.
I John 3:21-22:
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
Take off your knee pads and come boldly on in before your Heavenly Father. He wants to bless you exceedingly abundantly!
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,