Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
We said yesterday that our ability to fulfil God’s calling and purpose in our lives and to be fruitful on the level God desires and intended us to be depends on our abiding, remaining meaningfully connected and attached to Christ like a branch to its trunk. Such is the level of connection and attachment that our livelihood and productivity as God intended are impossible and unrealistic without this level and kind of attachment with Christ.
We come now to the final purpose our daily connect with God and frequent and regular fellowship with brothers and sisters serve – it is our major point of access to God’s grace: grace for living, grace for serving, grace for producing fruit. God’s grace is there for the taking and we have been given unrestricted access to it in Christ. The question is, do we partake of that grace God has made provision for through Christ? Do we approach His throne of grace daily to access this grace which He has made freely available for the challenges we face daily in our workplaces, universities, schools etc? God has not left us vulnerable and exposed in the hostile environment and war zone we daily walk into. Rather, it is we who choose to live that way by not approaching His throne of grace daily to partake of it.
Where do you stand in your commitment to your daily connect with God and regular fellowship with the saints? Do you intentionally, over and above other activities and responsibilities in your life, make the time to meaningfully connect with God every day and drink from His fountain of grace made available to you at great cost? (John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.)
Have you understood how important these disciplines are in living out the true Christian life? Is your faith and commitment to Christ being expressed (lived out) in your daily connect with God and regular fellowship with brothers and sisters? This is the primary place of expression of your faith and where the development and growth of a personal knowledge of God happens leading to your transformation into His likeness to which all of us who are called are predestined:
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.