I’m in a place where several things I’ve been praying for are on the verge of happening, and it’s about my husband. I’m not going into a lot of detail, but my husband is not a believer, and is disabled. We finally have a court date this Wednesday.
As Christ followers we are able to go before the throne of God anytime. “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb 4:14-16)
He already knows everything that is going on with us (Heb. 4:13), but here’s the thing. While He wants to give us much, He waits for us to come before Him humbly and make our requests to Him with righteous motives (James 4:2-3). Each Christian has the great privilege that the high priest had only once a year. We have access to Him all the time; what is greater than that? And it’s all because of the blood of Christ shed on our behalf! This is what our new life in Christ is all about; He has opened up a world for us to enter where we could never go before, all because of what He did for us.
While we are here on earth, we can go before the Father in worship and prayer, boldly entering Heaven. “Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Heb 10:19-22)
We are told to be confident because of our position in Christ; and because of that we have the ability to be bold and go before God’s throne to receive grace and mercy. We do not earn or deserve this outpouring; it is His gift of love and grace (Eph 2:8-9).
I am asking you to come along with me in prayer, because fervent prayers of the righteous accomplishes much. I am asking that the Lord grant our petition on Wednesday in a way that my husband cannot miss that it is the Lord who provided funds so that my husband is able to take the place as leader, specifically spiritually, in our home the way that the Lord intends. I’m asking that what supernaturally happens on Wednesday leads my husband to belief in Jesus Christ. This marked difference in my husband will be for the Lord’s glory.
Lord, hear our prayers so that You will be magnified. In the precious name of Jesus, amen.