I arrived home yesterday evening to a gorgeous sunset. I immediately got out of my car and walked to the back of our home to capture the moment in a photograph.
I thought, “What a beautiful finale to this past year and a reminder of God’s greatness as we get ready to enter a new year.
Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future.”
I believe God has big plans for all of us – life giving plans that are for our good. In light of God’s good intentions toward us, why not get comfortable with praying bold prayers? My pastor recently spoke about beginning the new year with gratefulness and with bold prayers. Why limit our God who created the universe?
On the way home from church that Sunday, I told my husband, “I know what my bold prayer is for this year. I’m praying for all the residual effects of autism to fall off of Gage.”
My daughter prayed her bold prayer last year, asking for Gage’s healing. I am grateful and give praise to God for the many improvements we have seen in my grandson’s development. Although some thought her prayer was too bold, we have continued to pray and believe with her.
I hope that each of us will embrace the plans our Heavenly Father has for our lives as we courageously pray bold prayers!