Circle Maker – The Solution to 10,000 Problems
By: Mark Batterson (@MarkBatterson)
I am currently reading The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears and it is blowing my mind! I was skeptical at first until I read this:
“Before you write this off as some “name it, claim it” scheme, let me remind you that God cannot be bribed or blackmailed. God doesn’t do miracles to satisfy our selfish whims.”
After reading that quote I was completely hooked on this book and what Mark Batterson had to say. I needed this quote and I wish it was on the front cover. I was just waiting for the line about “Open thy wallet unto heaven and pray that it be filled and it shall be.” I then realized this book is a tool to teach us how to pray.
Here are a few highlights I have made so far:
- 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.
- We pray out of our ignorance, but God answers out of His omniscience. We pray out of our impotence, but God answers out of His omnipotence. God has the ability to answer the prayers we should have prayed but lacked the knowledge or ability to even ask.
- I don’t always know if He will, but I always know that He can.
- There are moments in life when you need to stop pleading and start praising.