Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"It's Convenient"

"Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?"  Micah 6:6 

I was thinking, during my prayer time this morning, how thankful I am that God allows me to come before His marvelous throne of grace.  It is a privilege that is available to all who will put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. 

I was especially thankful that I don't have to have someone else pray for me.  I don't have to go to a priest, a preacher, or some family member and ask them to "touch" the Lord and petition Him on my behalf.  I can do it myself.  Jesus provided the way.  There was a veil that separated man from God and only the High Priest could go behind it once a year and make atonement for the sins of the people.  But at the cross, that veil was torn in two!  (Hallelujah!)  I have access now myself!

I am thankful also that He does not requite me to pray in a certain position.  While I should bow my knee to Him in prayer, it is more important that I bow "my heart" to Him.  Thankfully, He allows me to pray standing, walking, kneeling, laying on my bed, anywhere I call upon Him, He will meet me there.

I am also thankful that I can come to Him at anytime-- day or night.  I don't have to wait for the "hour" of prayer, or the "call to prayer".  I don't have to wait for certain "holy days".  I don't have to wait until the "prayer meeting" is called.  I can come to Him 24/7, and at a moments decision to do so.

Lastly, I am thankful that I can come to Him "just as I am".  I don't have to bring some sort of sacrifice.  I don't have to bring a gift in my hand or some morsel that will hopefully appease Him.  I only have to bring myself-- as a living sacrifice.  I only have to give Him a "sacrifice of praise", which I gladly do because He is so worthy of it.

Having said all this, I have to ask, "What is stopping you from a time in prayer?"  We can go directly to Him ourselves.  We can pray in any position.  We can go to Him anytime-- He doesn't have 9-5 hours only.  We can go to Him just as we are-- without some gift in hand.  How "convenient" He has made it for us to be able to come to Him.  He has removed all that would hinder us.  That is a definite sign that He wants us to come.      

Have a great day.  What is stopping you from prayer?  God makes it so convenient for you to pray. 

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