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I've Got This . . .
It's not for you
to make it happen!
Yours is to dream Big
Think about this . . .
You can do nothing
We each have our part to play
and it's your turn first!
How audacious are you?
Have your mindsets
tripped you up
when it matters most?
If you pray believing . . .
The battle is Mine!
You do your part
then leave the rest to Me.
I've Got This!
Audacity is either the product developed from experience or is the result of a heart which is prepared to dare and believe. Both are acceptable and the example I will use is David when he was a shepherd out in the desert.
He had to protect his father's sheep from the wild animals and learned all about how God would protect and deliver him from any danger. From these experiences during his education with God out in the wilderness, he learned all about God and his own ability to work with God. Once he learned these precious lessons he knew implicitly that God would protect him in every situation. When he went on an errand for his father to deliver food to his brothers on the battlefields and experienced the challenge made to the Israeli army by Goliath, all that experience kicked in!
This whole story is summarised in 1 Sam chapter 17. There are some very significant pieces in this story that relate to the confident audacity David had.
My prompting and insight for this poem was inspired by a verse I read this morning.
Ephesians 3:20 AMP
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us.
There are some significant keywords in this verse and therein is the invitation to every one of us. These words, dare ask, beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams, are amazing. WOW, imagine receiving such words in a personal invitation!
I'm sure when you were a child your friends challenged and dared you to do something scary, weren't you? So now I dare you to ask God and believe for what you are asking Him.
Years ago, when I was a very young Christian and was milking cows, I read a testimony about a minister stopping the rain falling on his outdoor meeting.
I believed if he could do that, God could give me some rain, so I could have lots of grass to feed my cows over the impending dry summer. So, in faith, I "ordered 6 inches of rain" on a certain date. The day was 10 days away so I could prepare the farm to receive it. I had to top some of the paddocks so the grass would come away fresh. I also had to block our main drain so the pump wouldn't drain the farm.
On the big day, I was getting the cows for milking and there was not a cloud in the sky! I looked up to heaven and asked the question, "Hasn't anyone heard me? Today's the day when I get my 6 inches of rain I Have Ordered!" I continued throughout the day giving thanks for the rain. The rain started falling late in the afternoon and rained all night. The next morning before getting the cows, I checked the rain gauge and exactly 6 inches had fallen! I did a very thankful and happy dance.
I believe I was filled with faith by reading someone's testimony and applied that faith when I ordered the rain. From that day onwards, I continued to pray for rain when the farm needed it. When we moved on to another farm, our pastor told the congregation that he couldn't wait for us to leave the district because the weather will improve once we go!
What would you DARE ASK OF GOD?
Ephesians 3:20 NKJV
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
As a young Christian, I didn't even know that verse existed, but went with the faith I had in the testimony. I encourage you to read and meditate on the above verse and let it sink down into your spirit so it's permanently there for you. Read it in as many translations as you can because different translations say the same thing in different ways and that will pop for you. I have also found if you put yourself in the story or the scripture, it will have more meaning for you. Imagine yourself as David running to confront goliath, or Gideon taking thousands of men to drink water, then picking out 314 of them?
Ephesians 3:20 is an amazing verse to meditate on every day!!
# - Have you ever written down your wildest dreams or are you too scared to? Why?
# - What is your audacity level score between 1 - 10?
# - Heb 11:1 Is the definition of faith as we know it, are you dreaming BIG or selling yourself short? It's time to take your life back and speak something into being and prove God at his words!
"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 NKJV
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