From Heavenly Throne

Therefore, He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. – (Hebrews 7:25, NIV)

So, Christ can save those who come to God through Him. Christ can do this forever, because He always lives and is ready to help people when they come before God. – (Hebrews 7:25, ERV)

From such a vantage, He is able to save those who approach God through Him for all time because He will forever live to be their advocate in the presence of God. – (Hebrews 7:25, VOICE)

 

We have a Savior, seated in heaven at the right hand of God, who continually contends for all who seek Him. His sacrifice covers our iniquities, and His love restores us to righteousness before the Father. On our own, we are sinners, destined to die. With Jesus, we are redeemed and made right with God, and granted the promise of eternal life with Him. This gift is freely given, and we need only to receive. As we do, our hearts are changed and our minds renewed, so that we may walk in the freedom that God’s favor and forgiveness provide. Without the weight of our former sin, we are empowered to forge forward in love. May we ever seek the Lord and embrace the grace He freely gives, so that we too, may extend His loving kindness to all.

 

On heavenly throne, The Hope of the World

Jesus does reside;

To contend for us,

And make all things right.

He covers our sin,

Our shame and our doubt;

Restores and renews,

His love is devout.

This love we’re given,

So abundantly;

Is so we too give,

And set others free.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for making the way for us to be restored to right relationship with You. Thank You Jesus, for Your life, death, resurrection and ascension to take Your rightful throne in heaven where You contend for us before the Father. Forgive us for not recognizing the enormity of Your sacrifice, or for not receiving what You freely offer. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would receive Your goodness and grace, and in turn, extend the same to all those around us. Show us how to love others in the same way that You so lavishly love each of us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we receive Your mercy and grace, and offer the same to all those around us, by Your love. Amen.

 

© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

 

But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God. – Luke 22:69

Approach and Accept – for He is Good

image by Britt @ Encouragement for Everyday Struggles

image by Britt @ Encouragement for Everyday Struggles

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16

“Prayer is our approach to God, and we are to come ‘with confidence’.  Some Christians approach God meekly with heads hung low, afraid to ask Him to meet their needs.  Others pray flippantly, giving little thought to what they say.  Come with reverence because He is our King.  But also come with bold assurance because He is our Friend and Counselor.” – (NIV Study Bible footnotes)

One of our many blessings to behold this Christmas, (and always!) is our invitation to confidently approach His throne of grace, where we will receive NOT, the condemnation we deserve, but rather we will be met with the mercy of our Maker, and granted grace to guide us through our every need.  Because He dwells in the hearts of all who believe, we don’t have to go somewhere special to seek Him.  He hears every word whispered from the hollows of our hearts, and is permanently prepared to present us with His mercy and grace as we allow our hearts to ask Him.

He who came as a blessed baby boy, seemingly ordinary to the untrained eye, lived among us, grew mightily, lived, loved, led the lost, died, and defeated the grave so that the way would be made for each of us to come to know Him and His hope and help, that is held in open hands to all who come to believe.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You made the way so that we can come confidently before You for forgiveness, help, hope and healing.  Thank You that You know our needs individually, and that You are with us in all things and at all times.  Forgive us for our fears and for our flippancy, and fuel our faith so that we might come confidently and reverently before You, trusting in the truth that You are always good.  Teach us to be willing to both ask and receive all that You have for us.  Allow our hearts to hold all hope in You, and may it overflow to all who are around us.  May every heart hear Your hymn of hope this blessed Christmas season.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present