I am thankful to God for His patience with me. I am so grateful that He is slow to anger and kind. That He longs for fellowship with each and every one of us. I can remember at one time believing that whenever I screwed up in my walk with Christ, God would be angry with me, so I would find myself avoiding Him for a while. I would steer clear of the intimacy of prayer as it would require my having to come clean and fess up.
Before too long however, I would miss our fellowship. I would toss up the odd prayer but with no real expectancy due to the fact I knew there were things between us putting up a barrier from intimacy. Eventually I would cave and come before Him with a heart of repentance and fess up. The peace and freedom that would follow was amazing. I’m not sure why I ever thought things would get better on their own!
I am thankful that I no longer try and hide anything from Him. He sees all, knows all and it is a complete and utter waste of time allowing any sin to remain between us. When I screw up now, I don’t waste the time I used to fessing up. It keeps the lines of communication open with the lover of my soul. It allows for instant access and freedom in making my requests known when I come to Him with a need for others or for myself. If you have drifted from intimacy in your prayer life, perhaps it’s time you tear down the barriers.
If you have sin in your life you have been holding onto, hoping neither God nor anyone else will see it, it’s time to get rid of it! Don’t waste another day without intimacy with the King of Kings.
The Word of God says in 1John 1:9 NIV If we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and will cleanse us of ALL unrighteousness.
Let His light shine into all the dark areas of your life. Don’t allow anything to keep you from coming boldly to the throne!