Thursday, July 26, 2012


When my kids were younger, they all played baseball. Even though they all started playing at a young age, they still had to practice. No matter how much they practiced, I have to admit when it was time for them to batter up, I always got nervous for them.

I was one of those baseball moms that encouraged their kid all the way from the dugout to the home plate. Cheering for them and encouraging them with a "You can do this!" "Get a base hit!" It always saddened me to see one or two players that did not have anyone at the game doing the same for them. You could see a big difference in how these players walked up to the plate. They lacked confidence.

Having confidence almost always earned a hit or a base. I personally watched players that walked with a swagger to the plate, anticipating a big hit. These were players with alot of confidence and almost always made contact with the bat.

I'm personally not a good ball player, but my kids were. They are all grown up now and some days I really miss those baseball days. But I will always remember the swagger they had as they approached the plate. That is the same kind of swagger I desire to have as I approach the Throne!

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16

Many times we bring our needs and petitions before God but we lack confidence. However, just like a baseball mom, God is cheering for us and encouraging us with a "You can do this!" He wants us to have swagger to know that His love is real and there is nothing too great for Him!

May we have confidence and anticipation as we approach His Throne. His mercy and grace will be sure to be a grand slam when we do.

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and I am very grateful that I could host TT this month. I am also grateful that we can come before Him with confidence! How about you? What are you thankful for today? Share your post with us below. Be sure to join us next week over at GRACE ALONE, Iris will be our host for the month of August!


Denise said...

Amen., well said.

Godsgalnj said...

This post was refreshing since I have always heard the opposite from various Christian folks about confidence (they're against it). Enjoyed this post :)

Farrah Kilgo said...

Great post! I'd read this verse many times, but never actually GOT it until I read your post. Thanks for the great example!


Kathleen said...

Boy did this bring back memories! So many years sitting on the bleachers cheering my kids on in so many sports activities. I miss them too and you are so right, having someone cheer you on makes such a difference. I'd always be one, along with others to cheer on those kids who had absent parents. Great post on coming before the throne of grace... :) Have a fabulous day!

Laurie Collett said...

Praise God that we can boldly approach the throne of grace! Thanks for the great blog post & for hosting the linkup, & God bless!

Pia said...

this is really something i needed to "hear."

Many times we bring our needs and petitions before God but we lack confidence.--- i can relate to this.

thank you for sharing, laurie.