Ephesians 3:12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
As I continue to read and study through the book of Ephesians, I am seeing how much of my identity I have placed in valueless temporary things over the years. I have also come to realise that one of the biggest reasons I have found it tough approaching God, is mostly because of an un-renewed mind when it comes to how he sees me.
In earlier posts, I have written about our relocation as Christians, that we are already blessed and that we have been made alive with Christ Jesus. If you haven’t had a chance to read them then I encourage you to take a look. In chapter 3, Paul tells us something that is a game changer when it comes to our faith journey, especially when it comes to approaching God.
I have spent a number of weeks meditating on the scriptures I have been writing about, and it has been awesome to sit and chew on what they all mean for my life, but Ephesians 3:12 has impacted me the most. Because of past addiction and believing in lies, while I have always spent time praying, I have come to realise that my coming to God has more been out of fear than confidence at times. (wow, realising this as I write).
A Christian can memorize all the scripture they need to know about their new identity in Christ, but if for whatever reason if you still don’t believe that you can approach God with freedom, then what’s the point of it all? Because of Jesus Christ, we are now able to come into Gods presence and know without a doubt that he welcomes us. This access and his acceptance of us exists because of his nature, the blood of Christ and our faith in the promises of Jesus.
The benefits we have as being part of the body of Christ are pretty amazing. It is really important that we are renewing our minds on a daily basis, especially when it comes to our born again identity and how we let lies get in the way of living our new life. I no longer want to waste the gifts that have already been given to me. So will you join me in coming to God with freedom, without all the bells and whistles, the many words and attempts at putting on a show? He is waiting for us.
I would love to read your thoughts and experiences on this peace of scripture.