Freedom and Confidence

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


We, as Christians, both Jew and Gentile, have unity in our access to the throne of grace.

Christians are equally free to come before God’s throne. Our Lord invites us to come to Him with our needs. We may come with boldness and confidence.

Access is free for all.

This is the beauty of the Christian faith. No one is above the other. All are equal before God.

Our ethnic identity means nothing to Jesus. He loves one and the other equally.

It is only sinful man that puts a wedge between people.

Our faith in Jesus Christ unites us to others. It should not divide us against others.

For today this verse from Ephesians 3:12 gives great encouragement.

I met with someone this week who is fearful of asking God for what she needs.

The Bible Verse listed above encourages us to go boldly to the throne of grace in our time of need.

Through Jesus Christ our mediator we can approach God with confidence and freedom!

How encouraging is that?

We can pour our hearts out freely by asking Jesus for what we need.

In this present darkness in our secular world, where freedom of speech is being ripped away from us, we can come boldly before our Lord Jesus and cast our care on Him.

We always have freedom of speech in prayer to express our gratitude, our worries, our needs, and our gratitude.

Yes, I mentioned gratitude twice.

We can express ourselves freely and confidently with Jesus Christ as our listener and advocate.

So often we can feel unheard in this busy world. Or that we don’t have someone going to bat for us as individuals.

Jesus does both. As we live for Him, He advocates for us, and listens to our every care, concern, worry and He sees our tears.

After conversing with Jesus, the bondage and heaviness lifts off our shoulders.

Our Lord sets us free when we lay our burdens down at the foot of the cross and ask Him to carry it for us.

That gives our soul a depth of freedom and confidence we will experience nowhere else.

Don’t we all love the words freedom and confidence?

We can search all our lives, but unless we go to the right source, we will walk away empty.

People and groups may try to strip us of our freedom or our confidence. When we live our lives rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ, no one will ever steal it from us.

We have freedom of speech with the most important, most influential leader, most sovereign ruler ever.

In and through Jesus Christ, our confidence and freedom to speak will never vanquish.

That freedom is all that counts.





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