So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. – Hebrews 4:16 (New Living Translation)
An abused child may tremble and be afraid to approach an abusive parent when they want or need something. But not so with our Father God…in fact, in the verse above, we are encouraged to be bold when we come to him. Why does it seem that, as believers, we have to beg and plead in order to receive from the Lord? I think we don’t understand who and Whose we are!
We are children of a loving and giving God, who loved us so much that He gave us the life of His son Jesus to break the sin curse that was on our lives. Since that is the case and, assuming, we have received this free gift of salvation, then we must not understand that God is not holding anything from us.
For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). 2 Peter 1:3 (Amplified)
Everything we need has been given to us already—we don’t have to beg! Would you sit at home and worry about how you are going to eat and pay your bills when the money is in the bank to do it all—I think not! You would write that check, swipe that card or go right to that bank, if needed, and get the money you need.
So what is it you need today? Do you need forgiveness, healing, peace, or the supply of something natural (money, job, car, house, etc.,)? Well, according to scripture, if it is required for us to live both naturally and spiritually, then God has given it already—so requisition it! It is yours already!
May we stop being so timid and become bold as lions concerning what belongs to us!
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