We Have Access to God

  • Ephesians 3:12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
  • Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
  • Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
  • 1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

As a born-again believer, you have access to God. The veil in the temple was torn when Jesus died (Luke 23:45) and access to God is now our right and privilege under the New Covenant. You can go boldly and with confidence to the throne of grace to see your Father. Ephesians 2:6 states: “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus”.

How to access God:
  1. As a child of God, it is your right and privilege to access God. You need only to call on Him and talk to Him. It doesn’t have to be just in a formal prayer time but can also be a conversation throughout the day. You can access God as often as you want. James 4:8 says: “Come near to God and he’ll come near to you.”
  2. The Word says we may approach God with freedom and confidence. If we have sin in our lives or if we rarely give God the time of day, we won’t have confidence that He’ll listen to us, that He’ll meet our needs.
  3. Psalm 100:4 also gives us insight into entering His presence: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”  Thank Him, praise Him, and worship Him.
  4. Pray in the Spirit on all occasions (Ephesians 6:18), as you are speaking directly to God (1 Corinthians 14:2).

Call to action:
Engage God throughout your day, not just in your time of devotion and prayer. Talk to Him as you are preparing for your day, on your way to work, at work, in the evening. Make it an all-day conversation and praise to Him.