God expects boldness when we pray. He is far greater, loves us much more, and has far more resources than we can even fathom. He really does want to bless us more than we want to be blessed. The writer of Hebrews stated that in order to please God we must have faith and believe that he is a “rewarder of those who seek him.” Most believe God is too small, too busy, too preoccupied, or simply doesn’t care enough to concern himself over our needs.
So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very own children, adopted into his family —calling him “Father, dear Father.” Romans 8:15
Some Christians approach God as if they were a bother to Him. They think that God is too busy “running the universe” to care about them and their problems. That is just bad theology. That kind of approach to God treats Him as being weak and powerless.
God wants us to come to Him with boldness. We are sons and daughters, not slaves!
It has been said that Napoleon offered a reward to two brave soldiers. One soldier meekly asked for a small reward, fearing that Napoleon would think he was wise for asking so little. The other boldly asked to be given an estate, a title, and great wealth. Napoleon looked at him and said, “You are the only one who treated me like a king today.” God is the owner of everything. Jesus is the king of the universe. We need not treat God as if He were a mere mortal.
Prayer for today: God, help me to believe and pray boldly!