It’s a big week ahead, and I’m guessing you’re keenly aware of your great need for Jesus.
I have my prayer journal open right now, and the list is long. People I love are sick, dying, confused, feeling hopeless. Our family has a big unknown looming up ahead. There’s a funeral tomorrow, and the loss for the family seems overwhelming. Beyond our borders, people are fleeing on rafts for their lives. Tomorrow, 805 million people will wake up hungry. The headlines frighten us, and the prognosticators distress us.
Where do we even begin?
With God. In prayer. THIS IS NO SMALL THING.
We see only a piece; He sees the entire picture. We can see on the next step; God seems the whole, winding road.
Let’s pray big this week.
We have access to the heart of the living God, sovereign and good.
You will not shock him by the boldness of your prayer. You will not surprise him with your super-sized requests. You will not bug him or interrupt him or annoy him. You will not wake him up from a nap, or take him away from some other sacred assignment.
“And this is the boldness which we have towards him, that if we ask him anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:14
Not “some” things. Not the prettily-worded things. But this: “If we ask ANYTHING according to his will.”
Let’s pray so big, and so often, that when God meets us at Heaven’s gate, he says with a smile, “Kid, you kept me very busy.”