Hello my blog family and friends! The next few weeks we are discussing “ The Circle Maker” a book written by Mark Batterson. This book begins with telling of a legend. There was a man named Honi who was the original circle maker. There was a drought in the land that was threatening to destroy a generation. Honi stood with his staff in his hand and begin to turn around and around and around, then finally he came to a halt looked to heaven and prayed. Because of Honi’s prayer and believing that God heard him, the rain begin to pour. That’s how the author came up with us learning how to be circle makers.
Pastor Batterson , who is also the author, tells us we have to spell it out to God what we are believing him for. Not that he doesn’t know what your need is, he wants to see if you really know what the need is. The Bible tells us to write the vision and make it plain. It may tarry but wait for it, it’s coming (Habakkuk 2: 2-3). Pastor Batterson states we have to learn how to pray through some times and not just pray for. Praying through is praying constantly and not giving up. When you’re praying through a situation, you may become emotional. You’re emotional because these kind of prayers come from the heart and the touch the heart of God. Pastor Batterson goes on to talk about how you can’t always tell how or when God is going to bless you. He said if you seek answers you won’t always find them, but if you seek God then answers will find you! I could have shouted all around the room off that quote. He teaches how we have to believe God for the impossible and truly believe he can do it. Pastor Batterson states that some of us pray as if our problems are bigger than God. Jeremiah 32:17 say “Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:” The solution to problem after problem is GOD. Pastor Batterson states that there is never an issue if God can. It’s only a question of will he? He states that while we don’t always know if he will, we know he can! Because you know he can you pray with holy confidence that he will!
I tell you this book is awesome and full of truth and encouragement. I pray if you have not got the book you will order it today. It will change your prayer life tremendously. Let’s read through chapter 12 stopping at chapter 13. Until next week be blessed and stay encouraged ❤️