THE FORCE OF BOLDNESS PART II
“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:14-16
The throne of grace is also the throne of mercy. It is the throne of help. Believers have the privilege to approach the throne of grace to receive grace, mercy and help as and when needed. Mercy to clear off all mess around us and cover our errors; grace to color our all our effort and help to receive necessary assistance to accomplish a given task or to fulfill a divine purpose. We have the prerogative to approach the throne of grace but the scriptures clearly defined how we should come to the throne of grace so as to receive the needful.
Brethren, we are to approach the throne of grace with boldness not with timidity. God does not want our heads hung in fear, shame, cowardice and doubt of whether God will hear or answer us as we come to Him in prayer. As a matter of fact, approaching the throne of God in such attitude is not humility or meekness; it is ignorance and absurd to do so. We are to come with reverence because He is our King, our Lord and our Maker. We are to come boldly with the assurance of receiving the desired result from our loving Father, Friend and Counsellor.
Friends, boldness is synonymous with unwavering assurance in God to make good His Word as we call unto Him. Our boldness is on the platform of the out-of-this-world kind of love the Father has for us and our corresponding love for Him. No matter how highly placed one’s father is (may be president of a powerful nation), the child is ever bold to approach the father as and when needed for just anything; this is simply because of the family bond. Others may see the man as the president of a powerful nation but the children see the man simply as “Dad”.
We are to approach the throne of grace with boldness not boldface! Boldness in our context today is not about how loud our voice is in prayer. It is not about the gymnastics, gesticulations and even multitudes of words used in prayer. It is not spiritual pride or impudence demonstrated as we pray. It is about our unwavering assurance in the God of the throne of grace as we pray. Therefore, our boldness oftentimes underscore our faith in God!
Grace, mercy and help are always available but we must come to God boldly just like the loving son of a loving Father. If you are timidly approaching the throne of grace in prayer; check your love level. If we will up our love level, we can up our boldness level.
You will never run out of the mercy of God; you will never run out of the grace of God and you will never be helpless in your journey of destiny.
Scriptures for meditation: Hebrews 7:19; I John 4:17-18
Jesus is Lord!