Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings. (Heb 10:22a)
You, just as you are, have received an invitation to draw near to God. You don’t have to be afraid that you will be rejected. You will be accepted simply on the basis of your faith. You won’t be condemned, you won’t be teased, and you won’t be shamed, when you come to Christ. You will be welcomed. You will hear God call you by your name. You will find grace.
All this is possible because the unique and unparalleled work of Christ is finished! Jesus died on the cross, rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father in heaven! Jesus extends to you an open invitation to boldly and confidently enter into God’s presence – the Most Holy Place. This invitation is extended to all whose guilty consciences have been cleansed by the blood of Christ.
Come to Christ and your dignity will be restored. Boldly enter into the most holy place without fear or trembling, for your shame has been replaced with glory. Your sins are forgiven! Come into God’s presence with a sincere heart. There is no need for false pretenses, for Christ alone is the author and finisher of your salvation.
Come, believing that Christ is sufficient.
Come and share in Christ’s perfection.
Come without fear. Your sins, failures, and mistakes are no longer remembered.
Come with your prayers, your tears, and your heartaches.
Come with joy, thanksgiving, and a heart overflowing with praise.
Come, believing that Christ will supply all your needs out of his riches in glory.
Come and experience intimacy with your Heavenly Father. Come and let the Holy Spirit fill you with his power.
Come and experience life to the fullest in the Kingdom of God!
Prayer Father I come to you this morning, just as I am. Thank you that you welcome me into your presence with open arms. Abide with me today as I go about my work. Amen.