We can all admit it—life is a bit crazy. Whether it is work appointments, conference calls, project deadlines, loads of laundry or diapers to change, it can often feel like the constant demand on our time never ends. In the midst of all the madness, it can become easy to reduce prayer down to a last-minute flare that we shoot in the air for God to intervene before we unravel at the core. God’s heart for us in prayer most definitely is that we would come to him with all the requests in our hearts and seek him out in regards to all the small, menial tasks and needs of our day. However, there is another facet to prayer that, if we don’t watch out, will fall off the map altogether.
In Matthew 22:21, Jesus says this: “Whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” That’s pretty incredible, huh!? Jesus is helping his people understand something about himself and themselves as it relates to prayer. Because God is the Sovereign over all Creation and also cares for us as his beloved children, there is a bold, faith-filled audacity that he longs for from us in prayer. There is an aspect to prayer where the answer is conditioned on faith! These are prayers with scope so large and need so great that there is no way in any universe for change to happen outside of God hearing and responding.
Today, let’s embrace an audacious faith as we seek the Lord together. Whether it is for God to use us and Harvest Church to see a village in a remote part of the world come to know Jesus or for your next-door neighbor to join you for community group or for God to put marriages and families back together…you name it! Let’s press on together through the mundane and embrace the privilege of coming to God with audacious, faith-filled prayers driven by a heart to see him glorified and magnified in the world and in our lives. There is no task to big, no heart too cold, no mission too large that God won’t hear the sincere, child-like, faith-filled prayers of his children. Let’s take Him up on his offer!