RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 14 February 2013
OPENNESS BEFORE THE THRONE
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
Read: Job 10:20-21
Bible in one year: Joshua 4-6
Key point: Distance always gives room for mistrust and suspicion. Leave no distance with God.
The relationship that exists between you and the Lord will determine quite a lot of things, including how you will pray to Him. Where there is considerable distance between you and God, you cannot come before Him in the time of prayer and allude that you are close to H 1m. Some believers can barely afford 10 or 20 minutes to fellowship with God daily, while they spend most parts of their day with men at work. When such people come before God to pray, the distance that exists between them and God will definitely show.
“Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,”
Job had an intimate relationship with God. When things were going well, it showed in his prayers and when God allowed him to go through his trial of faith situation, it also showed in his prayers. He told God, ‘Lord, I am confused: why are you pursuing me?’ He told God exactly how He felt. Can you be so open to God? Righteousness and obedience increase your boldness before the Throne of Grace, while sin erodes it. If God leads you to marry a particular fellow, contrary to your personal desire, if anything goes wrong, you will be able to hold on to God with all boldness. You will be able to ask God to fix it because He ‘caused’ it by bringing you both together in the first place. But if when He led you to His choice, you ignored Him and went ahead to marry the spouse of your choice, when anything goes wrong, you will be too ashamed to call upon God to salvage it. 1f you do, it might be His turn to say, ‘It is your mess, clean ìt up’, except where you ask for his mercy. With what confidence will a believer who is sinning secretly pray to God? All such a fellow can say is ‘Lord have mercy on me. However, if you are in right standing before God. feel tree to tell Him exactly how you feel. Be open to Him. Tell Him what you think is happening. Tell Him how you have assessed the situation and invite Him to intervene. God is happy to assist the righteous He does this s a thing of ¡o.
Are you in any situation of need? Open up to the Most High today and He will send help to you.