“So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes…” Matthew 20:34
Early in my walk with the Lord, I would pray for boldness because I wanted to make a difference in the world, 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 I longed for.
Love will make you bold. Love will make you tell someone the truth. Love will make you stand in front of a group of people you don’t know to share what God has given you to say. Love will cause you to lay hands on the sick and believe God to heal them. Love will cause you to feed the hungry and 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.
So often we pray for boldness, but I believe God wants to enlarge our hearts and fill us with His love.
Say from your heart, “Father God, you are love and I want to be filled with you completely. Enlarge my heart and soften every hardened place. Change the temperature of my heart from cold and uncaring to blazing hot for you and others. Let your love make me bold. Use me for your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
(Read Matthew 9:36; Psalm 145:8; 1 John 4:18; 2 Timothy 1:7)