The righteous are as bold as a lion.
When Nehemiah heard that the walls of Jerusalem were still torn down, he was working as the cupbearer for the king of Persia. He was living a thousand miles from Jerusalem. He had no resources and wasn’t a builder. He was normally quiet, reserved, and never made any waves, but he suddenly had this boldness, this passion to do something that he had never done. He had the courage to ask the king to authorize him to go and rebuild the walls as well as supply the timbers to do it, and the king did. God gave Nehemiah the strength, ability, and favor to complete those walls in just fifty-two days.
Don’t discount your future based on where you’re at today. Don’t think you’ll never do anything great. There are times when God gives you a dream and catapults you ahead. Suddenly you’ll have courage and boldness, suddenly you’ll have favor, suddenly the door will open, suddenly people are going to go out of their way to help you, and you’re going to accomplish what you never imagined was possible.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can come boldly before You, knowing that as Your child, as one of the righteous, this is my rightful place. Thank You that I don’t have to earn Your favor or be good enough to come into Your presence. I am coming to pray bold prayers and to dream bold dreams. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”