Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Circle this one!

Every now and then, I come across a quote that helps me go deeper in my walk with Christ. The quote below challenges us to bring the biggest and most impossible things before God in prayer. It comes from Pastor Mark Batterson's newest book, The Circle Maker. You can also visit his blog and learn more about his ministry and teaching.

Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers. God isn’t offended by your biggest dreams or boldest prayers. He is offended by anything less. If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, they are insulting to God. Why? Because they don’t require divine intervention. But ask God to part the Red Sea or make the sun stand still or float an iron axhead, and God is moved to omnipotent action. There is nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles, and fulfilling dreams. That is who He is. That is what He does. And the bigger the circle we draw, the better, because God gets more glory. The greatest moments in life are the miraculous moments when human impotence and divine omnipotence intersect — and they intersect when we draw a circle around the impossible situations in our lives and invite God to intervene. Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20