Journey of a NB | Praying Big Prayers

Like Jonathan, we should ask for the fourteen-ounce. Believe big. Pray bold prayers and live with this expectancy that God has floods of favor, floods of wisdom, and floods of goodness in our future.
— Joel Osteen, Break Out!

Wow, it’s funny how when God wants to get a message to you, He will get it to you multiple ways in case you missed it the first time. This theme of praying big prayers – bold prayers, has been slapping me over the head for at least the last few weeks. As I work on big things, I realize I have not really been walking in the expectation that those big things will truly come to past. There’s always still a little doubt up in there.

I don’t know about you, but I definitely tend to think that God does not have the time to be worried about the things that I want. Like there are people praying for food for their children and sometimes I feel a little guilty for praying for provision for my wedding, getting my business off the ground or whatever the thing may be. It just doesn’t seem to line up. But what I have to realize is how big of a God we serve. So he can provide food for the hungry and address the things that I need to get to the next level only to really bring more glory to Him.

And so … he has been reminding me that my prayers have been way too timid. That when we say that we believe in him, there is a certain amount of expectation and boldness that we are supposed to embody. I first heard the message I think through Elevation Church when one of the assistant pastors spoke. He talked about us praying for traveling mercy and small things that God really already has covered for us as believers and this need to pray big prayers. Then I randomly decided to start reading Joel Osteen’s book “Break Out!” even though I have had the book for MONTHS, something aka the Holy Spirit, aka GOD, told me to pick it up. And here we are at the quote that I started the blog post with.

There are so many things I am looking to do and I need God’s help. In my own strength there is no way that it’s going to get done. So why haven’t I been praying bold prayers? “Lord I thank you for providing space and provision for our wedding.” “Lord I thank you for gigs and opportunities for my fiancé to take his work to abounding levels.” “Lord I thank you for giving me the gifts and talents I need to be my own boss.” SO simple, but strategic in the way we word it. We shouldn’t be praying meekly as believers. “Lord, by the way, if you have time, can you please.” I don’t treat my own father that way. I ask with expectation that he will do it because I am his daughter and he loves me. That’s the same way we should be approaching the throne.

I know that I am not alone. I know that you are also probably selling God short in what he can really do for your life. I mean look at how he gets the message across to us. I bought this book months ago because it was on sale. Not for any other reason than that and here it is affirming that what I need to do to get to the next level it stop pitty patting God.

But it has never been hard for me to follow instructions. Big prayers ladies and gentleman because I truly have faith in the God that I serve. I receive the message and I will be back with a praise report – with evidence that we serve a God of breakthrough.

Scriptures to Reference: 

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16

"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people." Ephesians 1:18  

What are the big prayers you will pray??? Let’s come into agreement on it! Be bold and leave a comment so we can pray together! When two or more gather, God is in the midst. 

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