A Radical Kind of Bold

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“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get His help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who ‘worry their prayers’ are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.” James 1:5-8, the msg

Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. There’s a convicting paradigm shift….or is it really? Perhaps, have I known that I can ask God boldly to move a mountain in my life and just not talked to Him in that way? Absolutely. Prayer is about being bold. It’s about laying down my life before the throne of the King of Kings and believing that He will put my life back together. Sometimes the things in my life just don’t seem that easy. I think that if I just hold the pieces, I can fix what’s going on or help myself grow. Those thoughts are contrary to God’s Words.

“God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before Him. When I got my act together, He gave me a fresh start. Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted. Every day I review the ways He works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I’m watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes.” Psalm 18:20-24, the msg

In order to truly live, I need to give up my life. I have to give the pen to Christ–who alone can write this story. Dying to myself requires me to be bold…and to be bold, I must lay down at the feet of Christ and believe without a second thought that He will radically change me.

God, I come before you boldly today. Change me from the inside-out. Radically change me…I don’t want to live in conformity. I want to be a world-changer. I know that starts with me. God, strip me of my pride. Wake me up from a world of apathy. I don’t want to just “do” things for You and completely forget about You in the process. God, help me to live for You. Help me to be madly in love with You. Change me. I believe, without a second thought. Invade me.

Author: Emily B. Cummins

Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.

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