11 O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those of us who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success today by making the king favorable to me. Put it into his heart to be kind to me.” In those days I was the king’s cup-bearer. – Nehemiah 1:11 NLT
Hello family, The above scripture is apart of Nehemiah’s prayer that the Lord will give him favor with the king of babylon that he would be granted permission to go and rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. The task he was about to under take was by no means easy or quick. it was a very audacious under taking. God gave Nehemiah favor with the king of babylon and eventually rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.
Audacious: showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks. Showing an impudent lack of respect. This is the definition of audacious, I particularly like the second definition. Why? Because as we walk in the footsteps of Christ we will have to be audacious. We will have to go against the grain. Just look at Jesus life on this earth, he rubbed a whole lot of people the wrong way. But even with all the persecution He still accomplished His mission in providing a sacrifice for the sins of the world.
Debbie Sterling founder of Goldieblox, was engineering major in college and was disappointed at the lack of women in the class. After graduating she went on a mission to figure out how to get more girls interested in engineering. She came up with Goldieblox a engineering kit geared specifically for girls. At first she was meet with a lot of opposition and nay sayers But she never quit! And because of that she is now in stores like Toys”R”Us.
Family, whatever desire, whatever ministry God placed in you, it will require you to be audacious! That thing will not come to past by just doing enough to get by. There is something burning within you now and you have sat on it because you have not stepped out to where God is calling you! You want to step out but you look at the circumstances surrounding you and retreat when God is saying attack! Trust God! Your feet may not be able to touch the ocean floor but that is where He want us, not leaning on our own understanding but all our way looking to Him for everything!
Much Love & God Bless