You Have Access to God


Leave, originally uploaded by ·BigGolf·.

Let's walk right up to Him and get what He is so ready to give.
Hebrews 4:16

If you've been to an amusement park you know that it's designed to transport you to another world. The goal of the entire experience is to help you lose yourself in its joy and excitement. In prayer, we're transported to another world. Now a theme park is all make-believe; you have to leave it and come back to the real world but there is no make-believe with prayer. It takes us into the heavenly realm where Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God. It positions us to hear from God. Hear what? Hear God's voice applying His Word to our specific needs and circumstances.

But let's admit it, prayer can be hard work; it requires discipline. It's not as easy as running around having fun at an amusement park. All of us know what it's like to get down on our knees with the best of intentions, and either fall asleep, run out of things to say, or find our minds wandering after just a few minutes. 'Prayer changes things,' as the old saying goes, but it first has to change us: to turn us from a self focus to a God focus so we can understand and do His will. The writer to the Hebrews puts it this way: 'We don't have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He's been through weakness and testing, experienced it all - all but the sin. So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help' (Hebrews 4:14-16 TM). Today you have access to God through prayer. Use it!

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Comments

Gudl said…
Yes, a good reminder.
We have access to God through prayers.
Abraham Lincoln said…
He smiles on you and blessed you with a photo of his domain. Nice work.
freddie said…
thanks for sharing! and it's so true, hope never to forget it!
God bless you
br.freddie
PS: very good blog!
Old Wom Tigley said…
Another great post from you Alan... have a great Sky Watch and a greater week end.

Tom
This makes me want to spend more time working on prayer - it's so easy to "let it slide"
Old Wom Tigley said…
Hello again 'Mike'...
I am sorry I got your name wrong in my other comment.. I had left your blog and something was bugging me.. I could not put it out of my mind.. I had visited a few others then 'BooM' like a light bulb in a cartoon it came to me... I had called you Alan.. .. sorry.. but at least somewhere in my head the file system was aware of the mistake :O)
Tom
imac said…
Great post Mike.

Come visit and see my blue...
well done... nice catch! mine's up too hope you can drop by.
quintarantino said…
Just another perfect moment!
Daniel J Santos said…
excellent post, amazing image.
retha said…
'It positions us to hear from God.'
I like the way this was said!
Wanda said…
The photo is to remarkable! Love the feeling it portrays.

Prayer is a discipline ~~ I find writing out my prayers helps me from falling asleep, and keeps me focused ~~ Maybe someday, my great grandchilden will read those prayer journals and be encouraged to pray.

As always Mike ~~ you give us such food for thought. Now that my husband has retired ~~ You will have to be Pastor Mike!!
Angie said…
Excellent reminder. So true. I love these UCB devotionals.
lance said…
God is open to us 24/7.
Man, Im telling you, everytime
I read your writings, it makes me feel like your talking to me, instead of me reading it. All I can say is,"Wow!" You put your heart into what you write. I can feel the Lord's presence when I read it.
Angie said…
A truly beautiful post in every way.
Ida said…
Beautiful. :)
Great post.
You are blessed. :)

Ida
Petunia said…
Beautiful shot:)

Petunia
zakscloset said…
i used to pray everyday before the exams when i was in high school, even though i never knew how to pray, or never even had a religion. but it must've worked because at least i passed all my exams! i should start getting back to it.
Andrea said…
Great post, as always. Love the picture too. And speaking of prayer, I truly need prayer right now so if you would, please remember me in your prayers.
dot said…
I'm glad I came here and saw my friend Andrea's comment. I will be praying for her amd for you too.
Sharon said…
It is so amazing to think about the true power of prayer. I know I take it for granted too often.
Paulie said…
Love your comparison with prayer and the amusement park. . . such a perfect analogy! Won't long forget it. Thanks! Blessings!