OVERVIEW: Isaiah warns Hezekiah to prepare to die. Hezekiah cries out to God, and God chooses to heal him, but Hezekiah does not use his extra time wisely.
BIG IDEA: Pray boldly.
KEY VERSE: 2 Kings 20:5 (God to Isaiah)
Go back to Hezekiah, the leader of my people. Tell him, “This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you, and three days from now you will get out of bed and go to the Temple of the Lord.’”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I want you to pray with boldness and authority. Be specific with your requests. I am the almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and you are my child. I have given you access to my throne, so approach me regularly and often. Pray what’s on your heart, but be careful what you pray for. Your request may not be wise, so trust me for the results. Cry out to me, but let your confidence be in my ability to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason. I love you and will always provide for you.
Don’t allow our relationship to make you proud, however. I have blessed you and want to continue to do so, but walk in humility. There is a difference between confidence and arrogance. Walk with confidence, knowing I am with you and that you can talk to me always. But when people acknowledge the ways I’ve provided, don’t take credit for it. Use those opportunities to lead others to me. Let them know I care about them and want to do the same for them.
Pray boldly today. Be specific in your request and cry out to God. But pray for God’s will— more than your will—to be done.