Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
I am continually amazed at how open, vulnerable, and clumsy Jesus' disciples and others were around Him.
We read about Peter rebuking Jesus' talk about going to Jerusalem to die or offering to build a tent for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah on the mountain.
James and John wanted to call down fire from heaven to destroy a community because they didn't accept Jesus.
There is a discussion about who will be the greatest in the kingdom, me or you?
Martha asked, "Lord, don't you care?".
James and John's momma begged Jesus to let her sons sit on His left and right.
Oh, the list goes on and on.
Jesus must have been so approachable!
Talk about radical belonging when you can say and request things others would be appalled by if they knew we were asking of God.
So when did we start filtering our questions and request to God?
How have we cloaked our conversations with Him in the garb of pretty Christian outfits?
Have we whitewashed our view of His loving us to the point that we are afraid of approaching Him when it rains for fear of being revealed?
Have we stopped being honest with the One who knows what we are thinking?
Don't be afraid.
Approach Him and ask unfiltered as a 5-year-old because you radically belong to Him.
Lord, we fall to our knees face down until our hearts rise above our heads. May Your loving hands squeeze the truth from our hearts. May we come out of hiding and fear of not being completely loved by You. May the windows of our souls be flung wide open to let us reflect our love outwards. Amen