Nothing can stand between us and God. No person, no system, no law, no protocol or etiquette dictates our ability to approach God in times of need.
We can be happy that we have free access to God. That we do not need to make an appointment with his personal assistant to check his diary and see when his schedule is free. We have often tried in vain to have audience with people in positions of power. How frustrating when we think that we have something important to say and there are all of these layers of checks and balances before we can have access to someone.
And because Jesus died on the cross, we can approach the throne of God with boldness and confidence knowing that, we shall receive grace and mercy to help us in the times of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Our time in prayer brings us in direct communication and access to God. When we pray God also responds. It’s funny that people think it strange when we talk about hearing from God. Who sits and talks to someone everyday without getting any responses from them? Speaking to God is not like speaking into an empty vacuum. God has a lot to say in response to our prayers and requests to him. When we pray we also need to make time to listen, so that the Holy Spirit can train our ears to hear.
God created us for relationship and he does not want any distance between us. We do not need a religious leader to grant us access to God. Yes they are important for leadership and direction, but God desires a direct relationship with us. Prayer connects us to God and draws us closer to him. Let us maintain our connection through prayer and reading of the word and cherish the fact that nothing can separate us from God.