Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. (Romans 5:2, NLT)
Peace with God takes care of our past because He will no longer hold our sins against us. Access to God takes care of our present because we can come to Him at any time for the help we need. The hope of the glory of God takes care of the future because we are confident that one day we will share His glory.
When I was a kid, I went to Disneyland every birthday. I still remember to this day making a vow as a child in the backseat of the car that one day, when I became an adult and made my own money and had my own car, that I would go to Disneyland every single day.
A few years ago, someone gave me an annual pass to Disneyland. I could go any time I wanted, free of charge. Do you know how many times I used it? Not that many. It is a funny thing because I would even brag about it: “I can go to Disneyland anytime I want, free of charge.”
“Do you want to go right now?”
“I can’t go now. Maybe next week.” I kept putting it off.
We can be that way when it comes to our access to the presence of God. As believers, we can go into God’s presence 24/7 — anytime we want. When is the last time you went?
God has opened this incredible door for us. But we have to walk through it.