THEME: CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
-Christ died for our sins and paid the price for our salvation and He is seated at the right hand of the throne of God the Father. This is why we are called to have confidence while approaching His throne of grace, that we may enter into His rest. Jesus invites us to His throne of grace saying, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Through the throne of grace, we receive a refreshing of the soul which quickens us for the labor of entering into rest. Grace being the undeserved favor and loving regard of Christ to us, when we are weak and feel unworthy, we should be bold when we call on Him for His saving grace is available. It is His love which answers all motives that drives our walk in the spirit, apart from any selfish seeking desires that dissuade us from all ungodliness.
Our confidence in Christ symbolizes our faith, trust and fidelity in Him. Since faith is the confidence of things hoped for and evidence of things not yet seen, our confidence in Christ symbolizes our faith in Him. As Christians we are called to walk by faith and not by sight so that we may be pleasing to God. We should walk properly as members not according to flesh but according to the spirit; which yields life. We should not cast away our confidence in Christ so that we may receive the promise (Hebrews 10:35-36). Confidence in Christ is also obedience to His word. Jesus summarized the commandments into the law of love and calls us to love God and our neighbors as ourselves. When we love, we cannot harm our neighbors. If we love, we fulfilled the law. We should then have confidence in Christ who saved us by His grace through faith and not by our works but it is the gift of God; lest anyone should boast. God who is rich in mercy and love for us, loved us when we were dead in trespasses, and made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together. He has made us to sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:4-9). We should then put all our trust in the Lord who obtained liberty for us on the cross that we may have victory in all things.
Abba Father our Lord and King, we come before You this day thanking You for the gift of life, gift of grace, gift of salvation, gift of eternal life and Your everlasting mercy and love upon us. Thank You for dying on the cross for us when we were dead to trespasses and making us Your children so that we may inherit Your heavenly kingdom. We boldly come to Your throne or grace that we may receive mercy and grace to help us in times of need. Your grace is sufficient for us Jesus for Your power is made perfect in our weakness, thank You for loving us. We cast all our burdens and cares unto You Jesus for You care for us, grant us rest we humbly ask You. Grants us rest in our lives, families, businesses, work, churches, schools, nations, leadership and all things merciful Lord. Thank you for loving us and for filling our hearts with the fruit of love, that we may love You and our neighbors as ourselves. We love You Lord and need You in at every moment of our lives. May Your love be always present in our hearts, families, work places, society, nation and entire world. Thank You Jesus Christ for making us sit together with You in the heavenly places. We have obtained victory in You, thank You Jesus praise You Jesus. You are our good Lord and Savior, receive all the glory and praise. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen
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