The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"Called To the Throne"
God calls us day by day to seek His administration to others of "the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8).
"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men" (I Timothy 2:1).
Amazingly, our Heavenly Father privileges us with participation in His working through "supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks." Be it family, friends, fellow believers, neighbors, colleagues, authorities, and even enemies, "the Possessor of Heaven and earth" beckons us to Himself for the purpose of seeking His gracious provision and working in the lives of others (Genesis 14:22). He acts because we ask. "I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill" (Psalm 3:4).
Of course, this truth exists as a fundamental tenet of Biblical doctrine and the Christian faith. It is known to all who know the Lord Jesus and the Word of God. However, we do well to not allow familiarity to distract us from the enormity of the privilege and calling. Again, the living God who made, sustains, and possesses all things calls us to Himself and to His seat of power so aptly entitled "the Throne of grace" (Hebrews 4:16). To those who come through the Person and work of Christ, He bids of us that we seek His favor and benefits to be bestowed upon others. Far more importantly, He promises to answer our requests as our petitions align with His purposes.
"And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us, and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him" (I John 5:14-15).
What a wonder! Indeed, we may sometimes ponder the question of why our Father has granted to us such a place in the fulfillment of "the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Ephesians 3:11). There is nothing wrong with such an inquiry, and we do well to seek God's light and truth in the matter. However, we need not dwell too long on a question that surely transcends our full understanding. Instead, we do well to be overwhelmed with the privilege, to give thanks, and then to avail ourselves of access to the place of grace made possible through Christ. Yes, we do well to pray, to let wonder lead to work, or rather, to seek the working of God. As in this moment, when wisdom demands an end to this consideration so that we all may heed our Father's call to the blessed throne of grace as we take our place in the fulfillment of purposes for which He grants us active and vital participation…
"Call unto Me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
"Pray without ceasing."
(I Thessalonians 5:17)
Weekly Memory Verse
"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men."
(I Timothy 2:1)