September 2013- “Bold Prayer”

Who in your life comes alongside you to help you when you are in a time of need? Many of us can say immediately that it has always been our families. Some of us can say that we have strong friendships that have helped us through all sorts of “weather.” The Lord seems to place who we need to bring what we need at just the right moments. There are times however when we feel alone and God seems silent. At these precise moments in life we are called, as followers of Jesus Christ, to have faith. “Having faith” involves approaching God with bold consistent—you might even call them stubborn—prayers. The Lord wants us to pray when there is no human solution. He wants us to pray also when there are possibly too many solutions from which to choose.

In our time of need—whatever, literally whatever that need may be—it is only prayers to the Lord that will open our minds to His solutions and quiet our emotions and hearts to wait patiently on Him.

Prayer reminds us in our time of need that the Lord will always work out everything for our highest good.
Do you believe this?
Have you lived it out?

The book of Hebrews encourages us, pointing us to the reason why—as we live by faith— we will always receive the Lord Jesus’ grace, His gift of mercy upon our lives.

Hebrews 4:14-16:
14 Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

This month, ask the Lord Jesus to increase the grace, the gift of His mercy in your life, to meet you in whatever season of need you find yourself—financial, emotional, physical health, relationship issues, and more.

Be bold! Jesus wants you to be! His love is waiting to fill your life with what you truly need; and the first thing we need is Him.

In Christ’s Joy,
Sister Vanessa