This post is in response to several new believers that were questioning themselves on whether or not to pray because they felt their daily walk was off the mark. My first response was we are not under law we are under grace (Romans 6:14). Read on…
‘Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.’
God wants us to commune with Him. This is what prayer is all about. It’s a two-way street. God speaks to us through his Word; we speak to Him through prayer.
For believers that hesitate or have fear and trepidation about coming to God with your prayer needs because you’re thinking you missed the mark. Stop that thinking immediately. As believers, there is no more condemnation, not because of anything that we have done but because Christ shed His blood and died on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. The sin dilemma was taken care of at the cross.
Christ purged our sins; past, present, and future sins. The culmination of God’s plan of salvation is complete when Christ rose from the dead.
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
So therefore there is no more condemnation.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
We, believers, have the great High Priest, Jesus Christ, and He knows exactly what we are going through.
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
The bottom line is Christ wants to hear from us and tells us so clearly that because of what He did on our behalf, the work of the cross; we are to go boldly to Him with our needs. And for believers, we need Him all the time, so don’t hesitate but go boldly to Christ in prayer.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.