In Christ: I Can Approach God With Confidence

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 14 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 nineteen with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, can have confidence in approaching God.

I Can Approach God With Confidence

“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Ephesians 3:12 (NIV)

How comfortable are you in going to a boss or supervisor with a request or suggestion?  What types of things would make doing so easier? . . . More difficult?  What role do relationships have in your confidence to approach someone?  How about if you take someone with you that you know is always listened to?

When you want to talk to someone in authority, it is always nice to know someone with an inside connection.  It is also good to know that the one you are approaching will actually take the time to listen.  In Christ we have One who goes with us and gives us confidence to approach a listening God!  As you pray, ask God to fill you with faith in Jesus.  Pray that your faith in Jesus would give you the confidence to approach God as you offer yourself fully to Him.  Pray that your relationship with Jesus would help you to trust in a loving God that longs for you to come to Him with all of your praise, requests, and needs.  Pray that those around you would look to Jesus for a confidence in approaching God.

In prayer,