Sometimes, when my children would ask from me outrageously expensive stuff, I often shrug it off with a smile thinking, “You might as well ask me for the moon…” (I don’t say it aloud, though, fearful that they just might.)
While I don’t buy them just about anything they want, I have to admit that I get a kick out of their bold requests. To me, it proves something very consoling: they believe in me that much.
It’s a pity, though, that we don’t ask with the same boldness when it comes to God.
Sometimes, we hesitate to pray for big things. We settle for the little stuff. We hold back. We shrink back. We request for something puny as if we are praying to a beggar and not the owner of the cosmos. If only we know how powerful our God is, we would not hesitate to pray with outrageous boldness everyday.
Don’t just pray for a piece of bread. Pray for peace of mind.
Don’t just pray for a new job. Pray for a new life.
Don’t just pray for a blessing. Pray that you be a blessing.
Don’t just pray for an earthly inheritance. Pray for an eternal one.
The Bible says:
“Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.” (Philippians 4:6)
Today, I suggest you pray away without hesitation. You serve a big God who is more than capable of granting big things.
Now, God may not answer you exactly the way you want Him to. But definitely, He will answer you in accordance with his perfect will for you.
So get down on your knees today and pray with outrageous boldness and see…
Your prayers move powerfully a very powerful God!
I remain, in Christ,