“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in times of need.”
How do we come before the LORD’s throne with confidence?
For those that have the Seed of Christ in them and have become obedient from the heart in faith to Christ, we come before the LORD’s throne of grace with confidence because of who we are coming to.
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
We have confidence because of the witness of the Spirit that we are coming before our Father, and our Father is merciful and loving towards all those that are His children! We’re His workmanship, and He has bestowed great love upon us!
9 Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
Though we are human and even evil, we still know how to give good gifts to our own children; therefore, we can come with even greater confidence before our Heavenly Father because we know that He is good and knows how to give perfectly to His children, who are weak.
Everything in prayer is about drawing to God, “ask, seek, and knock”, humbling ourselves before Him, and entering into a right-relationship with our Father in Heaven.
When we pray, the Lord teaches us to pray, when we are weak and pray to Him, He teaches us to be strong and gives us strength. Prayer’s a total connection to Him!
EVEN CHILDREN KNOW
Perhaps one of the first things that you learn as a young child is when, where, and how to reach your parents! For me, I knew dad was always in his office if I needed to find him.
We begin to learn this right relationship with our parents through interaction with them and seeking them out to know what is acceptable and what is not.
Where do you find your dad? When do you have ready access to his attention? How do you address your dad?
These are the first things children learn when they grow in their relationships with their parents; to engage upon this pursuit we must become like children once again and learn when, where, and how we can engage our Father’s attention in heaven.
C.H. Spurgeon once said, “Quietude, which some men cannot abide because it reveals their inward poverty, is as a palace of cedar to the wise, for along its hallowed courts the King in his beauty deigns to walk”.
If we can quiet ourselves and come before Him, we can pray to Him. Even if the world around us is in turmoil, we may pray before Him because of the peace of Christ that dwells in us!
“Go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”
Because we are coming before our Father, and because it is a throne of grace that we are coming before, let us put aside all the things of this world- pride and all the fleshly distractions that busy the mind and hinder us from prayer- and let us learn to draw near to the Lord God in prayer- our merciful Father!
In the byways, in the streets, in the markets, and in the churches; at home and in public, in secret and as exposed- let us pray to our Father with confidence in the quietness of the Lord’s peace!
Do you know whom you are praying to? Is the term “our Father in Heaven” slightly ambiguous to you? You cannot come before the throne of Grace with confidence if you do not know to whom you are coming before!
Our Father is eager to reveal Himself to those who have become obedient to Him through Faith in submission to the Truth- and His word is Truth.
TAKE IT FURTHER;
- Matthew 6 (v7)
- Matt. 18:19-20
- Luke 6:28
- Romans 8:26
- James 5:16
- 1 Jn 5:14-15 ***
- Prov. 28:9
- Prov. 15:29
- John 9:31
- Mark 11:25-26
- Eph 5:20
- 1 Thess. 5:18
- Ps 19:14