No Holding Back

intimate relatioship with Jesus

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Ephesians 3:12


I came to a place in my relationship with God when, for the first time, I felt I was able to openly talk to Him. I shared my heart, my pain, my sin… anything and everything. I didn’t hold back.

That day marked something very special because it meant that my relationship with God had changed into something I desperately needed — and something He desired. It was a freedom I thought I would never experience. My perception had always been that I could not approach God easily because of my sin. Once I began to understand His unconditional love for me, my perception changed. I couldn’t help but want to be close to Him.

In John 15:15, Jesus says,

“I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”

The enemy would like nothing more than to keep us from an intimate relationship with Jesus, because that is what we were created for. He’d love to keep us from realizing that our worth as God’s children allow us to fulfill our true purpose: knowing Him.

When we know the love God has for us, we can become connected to Him in such a way that we don’t feel ashamed for Him to know us for who we truly are. We can freely go to Him. In truth, He already knows us… but He’s been waiting for us to desire Him also, so we may know Him and all He has for us.

I love you God… with my whole heart! I love you and desire to know you more intimately. Thank you for loving me and that I can come to you with anything that’s on my heart and my mind. Amen.

By Brigitte Straub
Used by Permission


Further Reading

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