“So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him” Matthew 20:34
So often we pray for God to give us boldness, to make us brave and courageous. It’s not boldness we need. We need God to enlarge our hearts and fill us with His love.
When I first gave my life to the Lord, I prayed for boldness because I wanted to make a difference in my surroundings, but as I grew spiritually, my prayers changed. Instead of asking God for boldness, I began to pray for an enlarged heart and there came the boldness and courage I longed for.
God’s love will make you bold. Love will make you tell someone the truth. Love will make you courageously stand in front of a group of people you don’t know to share what God has revealed to you. Love will cause you to lay hands on the sick and believe God to heal them. Love will cause you to give food to the poor and sacrifice to help someone in need. Is not this what Jesus did? We call them miracles, but all Jesus was doing was loving people. He was moved with compassion and it produced countless miracles.
Not many miracles are being seen due to a lack of love. The Bible says, because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most people will grow cold (see Matthew 24:12).
Say, “NOT ME!!”
Say it again, “NOT ME! God please enlarge my heart. I want to be filled with your love so I can be bold and heal the sick, bold and proclaim your truth, and be a courageous beacon of light that shines bright for you. Soften every hardened place in my heart. Change the temperature of my heart from cold to blazing hot for you. Use me to produce countless miracles for your glory alone. Start with the miracle in me. In the name of Jesus. Be glorified in me. Love, Your daughter.”
(Read Matthew 9:36; Psalm 145:8; 1 John 4:18; 2 Timothy 1:7)