Take it to God in Prayer – My Daily Bread!
Our call to hear the voice of God is taken from the words found in Ephesians 3: 12 which reads:
“In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence”.
The ‘Him’ of course is Christ Jesus who died for our sins that we might attain to sweet fellowship with God.
This passage reminds us of the magnificence of God’s gift of grace – for because of it we can approach God with our heartfelt prayers and petitions confident in Christ that He will hear and answer us. Prayer is one of the blessings we receive as Believers and the most intimate way that we can commune with God. In prayer we can give our whole beings to God, privately, and freely without reservation, for He already knows our thoughts and the matters of our heart.
I am also reminded of God’s assurances given to King Solomon after he dedicated the temple, the place “God chose for ‘Himself as a house of sacrifice’. (2 Chronicles 7: 12) Regarding prayer God said: “My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually”. In Solomon’s day the temple was the sign of God’s presence on earth, His Spirit resided there.
Today, Saints we are God’s temple, those who He has chosen and sanctified through the blood of Christ! His Spirit resides in us as a deposit of the future glory to be revealed in Him. Likewise, with great confidence let us boldly approach the throne of grace knowing that God’s eyes are open and His ears attentive to prayer made in ‘our place’, our temple as we humbly seek His face! Always cognizant that “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”. (James 5: 16)
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