Keeping our eyes focused on Jesus means daily, continual fellowship with Him. Although this is gloriously simple and uncomplicated, we always tend to make it difficult. Many of us live today as though the veil in the temple has not been torn yet, as though we don’t have DIRECT ACCESS to the sanctuary, as though we had to fulfill certain conditions in order to enter. This is not true. The Scripture says, “And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom” (Mark 15:38). This took place when Jesus died on the cross at Calvary. From that moment on, the way was open. Now we can enter into the heavenly sanctuary as often as we like, just as it is written in Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Let us seek the face of the Lord throughout the day, again and again, and let us be filled with confidence that the Lord is very near to us.
I once read of a woman who worked very hard at a market stall that she ran. She was a believer. This woman was often so tired at the end of the day that she could only fall upon her bed and say, “Good night, Father!” This is not an instruction for an abbreviated “quiet time,” but just to show that with child-like confidence you may approach the heavenly Father.
Take advantage of this glorious privilege of being able to draw near to the Father through Jesus Christ, at all times and in every situation, but particularly in moments of temptation.