Even after becoming a Christian, I hated to approach my pastor. He had much better things to do than talk to me. (In my opinion, not his.)If you think I’m exaggerating my feelings, I’m not. But praise God, things changed when the Lord made a few adjustments to my thinking.
First, He impressed upon me who I am and what He thinks about me. I’m justified and declared “not guilty” of sin. I’m not condemned. I’ve been sanctified and made acceptable in Jesus Christ. I am a new creation. I’m blessed with every spiritual blessing. I am even God’s work of art and much more. In case you want to know how I know, take a look at Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, and 2 Timothy in the New Testament.
Now that I realize I’d believed a lie about myself, that I was insignificant. God showed me the truth and took me a step further. We always have an open invitation to approach the throne of God. Hebrews 4:16 says, “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.”
Wow, I don’t have to feel intimidated by asking for an audience with the Maker of the Universe.