Today I want to share from Jerry Savelle's website devotional!
BOLDNESS BEFORE GOD
Let us therefore come boldly before the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16 NKJV).
Being constantly aware of your position of righteousness in Christ will not only give you boldness before God, it will also make your fellowship with your heavenly Father more intimate.
God desires that you come before Him with the same boldness and confidence you would show before a best friend. When you know God sees and relates to you based on your righteousness in Christ, you will have no sense of inferiority in His presence.
Jesus said, “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15 NKJV).
Clearly, God doesn’t want servants; He wants friends. God didn’t create mankind so that He could have people grovel at His feet with their faces in the dirt. No! He wanted someone He could walk and talk with in the cool of the day (see Genesis 3:8).
Through the sacrificial death of Jesus, the intimate relationship the first man and woman enjoyed with God (before sin entered) is now available to every believer. So, come boldly to the Father today, secure in your righteousness in Christ, and talk to Him as you would a close friend.
Confession: Father, I come boldly before You today, knowing that You see me righteous and clean because of Jesus. As I share my heart and thoughts with You, I believe You will also share your heart and thoughts with meAMEN! God's plan all along was to have a people with whom He could fellowship intimately, not order around as slaves! He wanted a family! As born again believers, we ARE God's family! Find out what the Word of God has to say about who you are - IN HIM - and you will find a freedom in JESUS that you only ever dreamed of! Here is Hillsong with "Freedom Is Here":
Shalom in Him!