In Christ: I Have Access To the Father

It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion.  Over the next 15 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”.  Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.

Here is day eighteen with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, have access to the Father.

I Have Access To the Father

“He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.  For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Ephesians 2:17-18 (NIV)

Have you ever tried to reach the top of a company’s chain of command in order to resolve a problem?  How easy has that been?  Did you wish you had an inside connection that would give you access to the top?  In your life, how accessible has your father been to you?  If you’re a parent, how accessible are you to your children?  Would they agree?

When things don’t go exactly as we had hoped or planned, most of us long for direct access to the person who can make things right.  In my life there are many times when things don’t go as I planned so it is comforting to know that in Christ I have access to the Father!  As you pray, thank God for the access you have to Him and ask that He would help you to maintain your side of that communication.  Pray that you would always value the access you have to God through Christ and never forget that the same access is available in Christ for all who would accept it.  Pray that you would always trust the counsel of the Father as you go to Him about everything.

In prayer,