Some people believe they shouldn’t come to prayer boldly. They are mild-mannered and fawning, thinking God will see them as humble and grant their requests. Yet true humility is not pretentious or feigned; a humble person knows who he is, and he is honest.
However, you can’t be who you are if you don’t know who you are. And if you don’t know who you are, it’s difficult to approach God in prayer. We are God’s own children, and we need to approach Him as His children.
How would you feel if your child crawled into the room and timidly asked, “Would you please feed me today?” That would be an affront to your love. Something is wrong if your child is afraid to ask you for food. As a child of God, you can walk boldly into the throne room and say, “Hello, Abba.”
Your Father will say, “What can I do for you, My child? Remind Me of what I promised you.” Then, you can present your case.
A lawyer representing you in a court of law wouldn’t merely beg, “Please, judge, I plead with you to let him go.” He would bring facts and evidence.
Likewise, pleading your case before God doesn’t mean saying, “O God, please forgive me!” It means telling Him, “According to Your Word, You have said, ‘This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe’ (Romans 3:22), and I’m presenting Your words as evidence. I believe; therefore, I ask You to justify me.” You can’t pray like that if you feel afraid and inferior. You pray like that when you have assurance of who you are in Christ.
Father, You have invited me to come boldly to Your throne through Christ. You have called me Your child. May I never forget that You see me with the eyes of a Father. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: You can’t be who you are if you don’t know who you are in Christ.
Reading: 1 Chronicles 19–21; John 8:1–27
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)