So this will serve as my first blog post for this year. I have't so much time to write the first week because it was our annual prayer and fasting week wherein we are consecrating ourselves to seek the Lord and His will to our lives and as well to ready ourselves what is about to happen for the rest of the year.
I'll begin by asking a question; what is an audacious faith? According to urbandictionary.com, audacious means to be bold, daring and adventurous. But how about an audacious faith? It simply having the faith that cannot be move and having the courage to ask God for impossible things to happen in our lives.
Once in a year, I know some of us are preparing to write our own goals and targets. But have you tried believing God for an impossible faith goal? Like healing from dreaded disease, huge amount of money or anything that seems impossible to happen this year. Today I would like you to believe God for greater things this year, to have an audacious faith on God. But how do I have an audacious faith on God?
To have an audacious faith on God, you only need to know 3 things. Aha, three things that for sure, you will know already and perhaps you might just taken it for granted because you were too comfortable already with your faith right now.
1. Reliability of the Source.
"Ah!, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you!" - Jeremiah 32:17 ESV
God is the source of all things. Can you imagine in just a word the heavens and the earth was formed. In just a breath the first man and woman created. Sometimes, we often forget the reliability of the source, we sometimes limit God's capability to fulfill His promises to our life. Its when we know that our source is infinite we have the confident to ask Him all the things that we want - even the impossible things!
"God is not a man, that he should lie or a son of a man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and he will not do it? Or has he spoken and will he not fulfill it?" - Numbers 23:19 ESV
God is not a man that we can box to our situation. He is God and He will do whatever he pleases to do.
2. Our relationship with the Source.
"But all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become the children of God." - 1 John 12
It is impossible to please God without faith. And it is impossible to have faith without a relationship in God. Just like with our earthly fathers, because we have a personal relationship with them, we don't even have to worry about how we are going to ask them for anything. It will all rooted in our relationship with God.
When we know God, we can now have the audacity to ask God for anything that is according to His will. We can be able to declare His promises over our life.
3. Our response.
"If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." - John 15:7
Having faith doesn't just end by professing you believe in God. Faith is being in the presence of God always. God gave us everything even His own Son for the sake of our sins. Our response would matter to him. By knowing that God can give us everything, it doesn't mean it will stop there. He said "abide in me", because apart from Christ, we are nothing, we can't do anything apart from His presence into our lives.
Knowing these three things encourage me to have an audacious faith in asking God for greater things. To seek him more than the blessing He is about to give.
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