I love how God can give us boldness. Boldness is the willingness to take risks and to act innovatively. The Bible encourages us to be bold in many aspects of our lives. One of them being our prayer life. Praying bold prayers is something that we all can do. We are children of God, children of a God who has no fear. We can rely on Him when we come boldly to His throne. Timid and reserved prayers don’t get us far. We are to speak boldly and to believe that the God of the impossible can do great things in our lives.
We can speak with boldness and confidence when we talk to God. We can declare that in the name of Jesus anything is possible. Boldness takes chances. Let’s take a chance outside of our comfort zone and pray bold prayers. Let’s ask for more than the eye can see. Let’s ask for miracles and wonders. Let’s boldly declare that our faith can open doors and we can walk on water in the name of Jesus.
Who would ever say that he or she can walk on water? The believer who is not afraid can make that declaration. The believer who is bold in his or her prayer can make that declaration. Walking on water is something that many people would say is impossible. How can you walk on something that is not solid? Ice is a different story but if you step onto water, you will sink. Now, think about water as the one thing that you believe is impossible in your life.
Say you are having financial difficulties and you don’t believe you can be debt free. That financial issue is your water. You can’t picture yourself walking over it without sinking. The thought of it scares you and it makes you feel uncomfortable. That financial issue is not something the Lord can’t fix. He can do anything. He can make you walk on that water if you trust Him. Be bold in your beliefs and believe that you can walk on water because Jesus can make it happen!
The boldness that you need to step onto the water is from God. God gives His children boldness. Our goal is to tap into the boldness and to demonstrate it. I have noticed that the more time I spend in prayer and in praise, the bolder I get. The more time I spend in the Word of God, the bolder I get. God imparts His boldness when we take steps closer to Him. His boldness is a strong confidence that anything can happen and that you are not limited. His boldness keeps your wildest dreams alive.
God’s boldness works hand in hand with faith and it shows you that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. There is boldness running through your spiritual veins. Claim it, accept it and embrace it. You were not meant to be a victim in this life. You are meant to live life to the fulness and to be filled with hope and joy. It takes boldness to live it up and to stay strong in the Lord. You can do it. You are going to do it. Believe it. Be bold in the things of the Lord. Seek the kingdom. Seize the kingdom. Let the boldness of the Lord guide you. May God bless you and protect and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Hebrews 4:16; 1 Timothy: 1-7-8; 1 Thessalonians 2:2