We all deserve self-care because self-care is love. Therefore, in addition to going to the gym at least three times a week; I also treat myself to a mini spa day at the LN Nail Salon in West Orange.   The owner of the salon has a plaque hanging on the wall with the following quote:
          “God has no phone, but I talk to Him, 
           He has no Facebook, but He is still my friend, 
           He does not have a Twitter account, but I still follow Him.”

We are so consumed with Social Media that sometimes God is placed on the back burner.  About two years ago, I disconnected from Facebook because not only was it consuming my time, but some of the things people posted gave me a headache.

Let us pause for a moment and think about all the ways we can connect with our relatives and friends, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Zoom, Twitter, Text messaging, Email, Snapchat, etc.  How many hours a day do we spend on Social Media?  Now what device or Social Media account does Jesus have?  NONE!  Yet, think of all the followers He has on a daily basis.

We don’t have to text or tweet Him; all we have to do is just talk to Him.  When we are hurting; He sends the Holy Spirit to comfort us.  When we are lost; He is our Shepherd – He guides us.

Ephesians 3:11-12 (KJV) says, “According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord; in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.”
We have access to God, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; 365 days a year through His Son Jesus. So, what does it mean to have access to God? It means we gain bold access to God in worship and prayer, and we access His presence through praise. In Christ, we are given so many freedoms — freedom from the law, sin, death, etc. But one of the greatest freedoms we have is to boldly come before the Creator of the universe, the God of all time and creation, and speak openly and confidently with him. Incredibly, we can enter God's world with our problems and be confident that He hears us and cares about our concerns.

When Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished,”; the Bible says, “The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to the bottom.” There is no longer a barrier separating us from our God.  We can now be priests unto our God, and we can come into His presence anytime and meet with Him.

Almighty and most Holy God, we know that without your grace and attentive care, our requests to you would go unheard. We are confident that because we are your children, our requests matter to you. Thank you for hearing our prayers each day. Thank you for caring about our concerns. May we have the courage and the boldness to approach You at all times and in every situation. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Written by Donnis Prass





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