DAY 3: Approach God in Boldness – Part II
We can only imagine how great and powerful God must be for Him to create and hold together everything in the universe. With so much majesty, how do we even approach such a God? It seems almost inconceivable that anybody would want to be in His presence, let alone come to Him in prayer and make requests. But as we saw yesterday, we can not only be in His presence, we can enter into His presence in boldness – all because of Jesus.
There’s still one lingering question: How should we pray?
This question has been asked by countless people for hundreds of years. Jesus taught His disciples how to pray (Matthew 5:5-15), and also demonstrated more elaborate prayers (John 17). An examination of these, as well as other prayers through the Bible, shows that any prayer in which a person approaches God with a desire to know Him, know and see themselves in the same way He does, and know and see others in the same way He sees them, is a prayer worth offering. Today, take the opportunity to pray in such a way. Approach God in boldness. Pray to sincerely know Him, to see yourself as He does, and to see others as He sees them.
READING & JOURNALING:
JOHN 17, EPHESIANS 1:18, ROMANS 12:12, EXODUS 14:14
What are your prayers usually like? (For example, do you generally pray to know and understand God,? Do you pray for His will to be done, or do you usually pray for God to help your own will be done?)
Do you think your prayers would be any different if you took the opportunity to write them down?
Today, take the opportunity to write out your own prayer to God.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible in 260 Days (5 Days a week, 52 Weeks a year). It is a separate reading from the above devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Joshua 23 & 24
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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Next Message Series: Beginning January 5