Prayer is the Approach
Good Morning Ladies (and few gents),
Well, we have reached the end of my writing week. And I would like to close with this timely uncovered truth in Hebrews 4:16 KJV.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Same verse AMP (Amplified Bible)…
Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].
GiG, Jesus is like us because he experienced a full range of temptations throughout his life as a human being. We can be comforted knowing that Jesus faced temptation—he can sympathize with us. And at the same time, we can be encouraged knowing that He faced temptation without giving into sin. He shows us that we do not have to sin when facing the seductive lure of temptation. And how do we do that, after all He was God? The vehicle is a well-known method Satan wants us to dismiss as unimportant—PRAYER.
Prayer is our approach to God, and we are to come “with confidence.” Some of us approach God meekly with heads hung low, afraid to ask him to meet our needs. Others pray flippantly giving little thought to what we say. Come with reverence because HE is our King. But also come with bold assurance because HE is our Friend and Counselor.
Let’s not lose sight that Satan wants to take God’s place, but our God isn’t moving. Satan covets the throne of heaven, but our God isn’t leaving. Satan wants to win us to his side, but God’s not having it! He will never let us go. We have God’s help in every battle we face. Satan may try to convince us that “we got this” “we don’t need help” Yes, he’s a sly, slick and a seasoned fighter, and knows his time is limited. God’s victory is secure. Wouldn’t it be nice to start living like we believe that to be so?
May we be encouraged into not being seduced by Satan. Our Savior is standing guard with us. “Keep walking by faith.”
Called to serve and encouraging others to thrive,
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