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Time with god

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January 21

I Am Able to Approach God

INTRODUCTION: Throughout the next week, Time With God will continue to explore who we are in Christ. Our prayer is that you will grow in confidence and hope as we unpack biblical truth about who God has made us to be. Please note that there will be no Digging Deeper section.

GETTING STARTED

Long ago, a great curtain hung in the temple to keep the average person from entering into the sacred space where God dwelled. On the day that Christ gave up his life on our behalf, that curtain was torn down the middle, symbolizing the freedom that we now have to approach God directly. His sacrifice removed the barrier between us and God. We must believe that is true. Any notion that we need a third party, or to be of a higher moral standard, or that circumstances must be just right to approach God, is entirely false.

  • What is your spiritual posture when approaching God? How does it vary?

READ THE WORD: EPHESIANS 3:11-12 & HEBREWS 4:14-16 (ESV)

Ephesians 3:11-12

11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Hebrews 4:14-16

14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

English Standard Version, copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

RESPOND TO GOD

There’s an endless list of powerful people in this world whom I would never be able to call for a one-on-one meeting—Steven Spielberg or Bill Gates, for example. I’d be ignored or thrown out the door. Yet, somehow, we can approach the Maker of all things with full confidence. God welcomes us with no time limitations. We can stand before him in our joys and our sorrows and ask for protection and blessing over ourselves and others. Jesus, our High Priest, has made a way for us to stand before God with no curtain, and no separation, between us.

  • Thank Jesus for sacrificing himself for you, and for making it possible for you to confidently approach God.
  • Draw near to God and share your heart freely with him today.
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What to expect

The goal of Time With God is to help you connect with God through Scripture and prayer. Each of our daily devotionals will allow you to dive deeper into a passage of Scripture and teach you how to apply it to your life.

A word from our team

Welcome to Time With God! We exist to help you connect with Scripture and grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord. Our daily devotionals will provide you with an easy and accessible way to study Scripture for yourself, whether you are a new believer or a long-time follower of Jesus.

We created Time With God to be one tool among many that you can use to help you dive deeper into God’s Word and learn how to apply it to your life. Through spending regular time with the Lord, we hope and pray you would experience the peace and ever-increasing joy that comes with knowing and following Jesus.

Your daily email includes:

  • An intro that provides greater context
  • A short portion of Scripture to read
  • Follow-up questions to help you dive deeper
  • Ways you can practically apply God’s Word
  • Prompts to guide your time in prayer

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