Saturday, November 6, 2010

full access to a Holy God


Did you know that, as Christians, we have complete access to God? When Jesus Christ was crucified at Calvary, the veil that separated us from a Holy God was torn from top to bottom. Therefore removing that which obstructed our entrance into the Holy of holies.

The one thing that kept us from a personal and intimate relationship with our God, was nailed to the Cross in our place.  The roadblock of sin was removed and Jesus bridged the gap between us and our heavenly Father.

Romans 5:8 tells us, "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Because of that amazing sacrifice on the Cross, you and I can have a deeply intimate relationship with our Lord. Deeply personal. Deeply meaningful. We can meet Him face-to-face.

We can lay at His feet. Worship Him. Praise Him. Cry out to Him. Pour our hearts out to Him in prayer. And He hears us.

"In my distress, I cried unto the Lord, and He heard me" (Psalm 120:1)

We don't have to wait in line to see God. We don't have to take a number or leave Him a voicemail. There is no having to make an appointment to talk to Him.

We only have to lift our hearts and our eyes to Him on His heavenly Throne and call out His precious Name. Abba...Father...Jesus.

We can go boldly before the Throne of Grace. Reaching up to the One who reaches down and lovingly bestows mercy and grace upon us.  We can enter into the divine Presence of a Holy God and He will meet with us in all His glory.


Just a few pics of my grandbabies -  minus Silas, who didn't like his costume too much. Ok,  not at all... ha!

(Dorothy, Little Red Riding Hood and Mr. Policeman)

They both refused to look at the camera...



Stacey Dawn said...

Cute pics - and so glad for the complete access we have to God!

LisaShaw said...

Oh so grateful that through Christ we have been given the blessed privilege and opportunity to have full access to our Most Holy God!

Thank you for sharing this beautiful message with us and love those grandbaby photos!!

Blessings and hugs!

nita said...

Yes Praise His Name

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I resounding YES!!! I am so glad we can and so glad I was able to this week. What an awesome gift we have been given.
The pictures are just precious!!

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord that we don't have to stand in line to have access to God.

Love the pictures!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some comment luv.

Sonja said...

Between your words and the pictures nothing left bu a big Texas AMEN!!!! :)

Steph T. said...

Precious pics of your grandbabies! What a crack up that they won't look at the camera!

And yes I am so grateful for how we can come to Christ anytime...anywhere.

Faith Imagined said...

I love that God is only a prayer away. Thanks be to Jesus for allowing us direct communication to a holy God!

Beth, I also wanted to thank you for the wonderful peace article for the Sanctified Together Publication! We are honored to have you as part of this writing ministry.

blessings to ya,


Nancy M. said...

No waiting! Very true! Your grandbabies are so cute in their costumes!

angelonwheels said...

Oh Beth how I ache for the intimacy with the Lord you write of. I have a relationship with God through Jesus, and I'm ever so thankful, but sometimes it isn't as personal as I wish it were. I know the issue is with me, but I don't know what to do. I know I'm getting personal here lol.Thank you for reminding me that I don't have to settle for less than what God secured for me!

Warren Baldwin said...

You are right about the intimacy we now have with God. Hebrews describes our relationship to him now as that of priests. Just as the OT priests had the authority to enter the temple, and the high priest the holy of holies, now WE ALL have that right through Jesus. Great post.

And great pics of your grands. wb


Praise The Lord that I never have to worry about calling Him and getting a voice recording saying, leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Our God is available 24/7... AMEN!!