Jesus’ resurrection not only offers eternal life, but you are given the privilege to walk into the presence of God anytime you want. “Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed His last, and the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.” (Mark 15:38, Matthew 27:50-51)
This curtain represented the barrier between God and man due to sin. From whatchristianswanttoknow.com, “The curtain or veil, was 60 feet long, 30 feet wide and four inches thick. It took 300 priests to manipulate it.” The tearing of this massive barrier being taken down by the power of God displays immense love for His creation. God took the door off the hinges to His office and said, “My child, come on in! I have been waiting for you.”
Through God’s Son, you have access to God 24/7/365.
A believer is wise to take God up on His offer to go to Him and converse over anything at anytime.
Because of God’s Son, you are given the Holy Spirit who is the mediator between you and God.
If you don’t know what to say, the Spirit intercedes for you. Romans 8:26-27 tells you, “The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father, who know all hearts, knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.”
God tells you a great deal about prayer in His Word. He wants you to enter into His presence freely and without any reservation. Look at Hebrews 4:16, it says, “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.”
You are to “pray without ceasing,” according to 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
Psalm 55:17 encourages you, “Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice.”
Stop for a minute and think, “the Lord hears my voice.”
This should cause you to respond like Heman when he wrote Psalm 88. He shares in verse 13, “O Lord, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day.”
God doesn’t want your list of wishes for Him to grant like a genie. He wants your heart, your mind, your soul, all of you, to stand before Him in His office where you will receive love, grace, mercy and forgiveness when you talk openly and honestly with Him about yourself.
As time moves on, and your days are numbered, you would be wise to, “Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near.” Isaiah spoke of this in 55:6.
Not only are you to pray for you own needs and restoration, you are to intercede for those around you too. Paul gives clear instructions in how to live in the presence of God each day. Ephesians 6:18 says, “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
I want you to realize something, Paul spoke these words by being shackled in a prison cell. Even when unfairly mistreated, Paul abided with His God. He kept Himself hidden in the arms of His Savior where God not only kept Him company, but He used him to advance His Kingdom.
You and I are called to walk the same way.
You and I have been given the greatest treasure, the treasure of God’s presence wherever we go. He stands tall, mighty and ready to step in. He waits for you and I to go to Him. When we do, we are met with abundant love and understanding as well as help that will give us victory.
With God, you and I are always in the right place at the right time.
Walk through His open door and see what He has for you.