In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Are you being bold?
Have you ever seen the original version of the Wizard of OZ? There is an iconic scene where the group has finally made it to the Wizard’s castle. It is time to see the great and powerful OZ. They are walking down this extremely long corridor, shaking, rattling, trembling. They are almost scared to death. They have been told that OZ is the only one who can help them. Though they wanted his help, they were almost too afraid to ask for it.
You are not a part of a movie. You are not looking for someone or something to solve all your problems with the wave of a hand. As a believer, you know that in your time of need, the Lord God Almighty is the only One who can help. You have to develop your relationship with the Father so you are not afraid to come to Him. It does not matter what the need is.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Amplified Bible, AMP)
Aren’t you excited about Philippians 4:19? My prayer is that you are cultivating a deeper and stronger relationship with the Lord because of the training you are getting through this devotional. I pray you are without fear when you approach the Father, and you are certain you can go before Him with whatever request you have.
Hebrews 4:16 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]. (Amplified Bible, AMP)
Jesus made it possible for you to come to the Lord in confidence. Not only will the Lord hear you, but He will provide what you need. He will also make sure you can fulfill His call on and purpose for your life.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, You know I love movies and I thank you for using the Wizard of OZ to teach me. Thank You also for pointing out to me how You want me to be like those characters, as I come to You, and how You want me to be different. You don’t want me to come to You shaking, trembling and afraid. I thank You because I can come boldly before Your throne of grace. But You have shown me that You do want me to bring every desire, thought, or idea to You. No matter what it is, even though what I am asking You to do may not be the solution to my problem nor what is best for me. Like them, so many times, I come to You asking You to give me what I already have; I just don’t realize it. Help me understand what You have given me is not over there somewhere, and it’s not out there beyond my reach. Continue to remind me of Your word. You’ve given me everything I need. I have to walk it out. Titles, accolades, validations by men, and positions cannot and will not do it for me. Help me see myself as You do, embrace what You have placed in me, and live my life as Your lead and direct me. Help me continue to seek and submit to You as You cultivate the gifts and talents You have given me. Help me obey Your guidance and instruction and allow You to use it as You will. Not only does it take boldness to come before You, but it also takes boldness to hear You and obey. Please continue to cultivate boldness in me…