by Joyce Meyer - posted February 07, 2013
Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God. —Romans 5:2
Everything in our spiritual lives depends on our personal faith in God and our personal relationship with Him, which certainly includes being able to hear His voice. We can enjoy that relationship because Jesus’ death on the cross gives us free, unhindered access to our heavenly Father and our faith makes it possible for us to have an intimate, dynamic relationship with Him.
I love Ephesians 3:12 and have recently been studying it. It says: “In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).” As I meditated on this Scripture, I became quite excited to realize that as ordinary human beings we have free access to God at any time through prayer; we can hear His voice anytime we want or need to. We can approach Him boldly without reservations, without fear, and with complete freedom. How awesome is that! Personal faith in God opens the door to unlimited help from Him and to unhindered communication with Him.
Come to God with confidence that He loves you, desires your fellowship, and wants not only to hear from you, but He desires to talk to you.
God’s word for you today: Expect to hear from God and to be led by His Holy Spirit.