July 1, 2009

How wonderful is it that we get to approach the throne of God in prayer? We get to come into His presence and he asks us to do it boldly and with confidence. Ha!

"In Him and though faith in Him we may approach God
with freedom and confidence." Ephesians 3:12

"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

Something dawned on me in Bible class this past Sunday....my parents used to pray for me fervently. Now, we do not have that...especially our younger brother. We all need prayer, but he really needs it right now. It is even more up to us to approach God on His behalf to help him because our dad is no longer here pouring his heartache out to our heavenly Father. Then, something else hit me. There are lots of people who have no parents praying on behalf of them. I have heard that parenting is the hardest thing you can do and then again it is the thing that can draw you the closest to God. You have to take your petitions to Him because you realize you are not in control. God is. I know God has great things planned for my brother. I pray that Jonathan will be able to see that. I understand that I probably will not enter God's throne room with the same humility and fervor that my father did. He knew he could do nothing and that God could do far more than he asked. I cannot be afraid to go to God on His behalf - God wants me to come talk to Him about it and everything else for that matter! How wonderful is that?


  1. Oh what a powerful reminder- much needed! Lifting Jonathan up in prayer- and you too as you take on the role of mom and dad. You are a great testimony of your parents prayer life, and love. Love you!

    Thank you for praying for us- I just saw your Psalm 5:3 post to the side- glad to know Kara's name- I have been describing her to God knowing He knew who I was talking about and frustrated everytime I stopped talking to you because I forgot to ask!

  2. This is so true! Great post. Thanks also for stopping by my blog. :) Kelly