Aldersgate United Methodist Church

5767 Sellger Drive

Norfolk, Virginia 23502

(757) 466-8999

Pastor Lee's Corner

    “Bold Privilege”
By Pastor Lee

In the movie, “Anna and the King”, the king of Siam was holding an important meeting, when a boy rudely bursts in and ran boldly toward the king. What could have been a capital offense, turned into a welcomed embrace. The boy was the king’s son.

Though God is High and Holy, he makes himself available to us anytime we want to come into his throne room. God
has given us this privilege in prayer.

(Hebrews 4:16) So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will
find grace to help us when we need it.

Though we should enter into his presence with reverence as our King; we can also come with boldness because he is our Father. Prayer benefits us in 2 ways:

1. Prayer builds a growing relationship with God. Conversation with God leads to greater communion with God. Through prayer we come to know more about God and ourselves.

2. Prayer helps us align or will with His. Prayer is not a magic lamp that makes God conform to our wishes. It is calling on the power and wisdom of God, and trusting in his response. Prayer aligns our will to God’s.

So, let’s boldly enter God’s presence in prayer every day.
It’s a privilege!

Pastor Lee