As you know we are reading The Circle Maker this month as a church as well as bringing messages on the "Principles of Prayer." For the next several weeks I want to share some thoughts from The Circle Maker on prayer with you as our Prayer Partners. As we read and pray this month would you please ask God to double, maybe triple, the Pastors Prayer Partners at the end of the month when I challenge those who are taking the "21 Day Prayer Challenge" to join us in being a weekly Prayer Partner? It has been a number of years since we have challenged our church to step up in prayer this way and I am praying our church matures in this area during our study. Thank you for praying.
Now for some thoughts out of my Bible study booklet that goes along with the book The Circle Maker.
"Have you ever thought about how many times a little occurrence has surprisingly BIG consequences? Drop a pebble into a still pond and watch the ripples work their way outward in concentric circles that seem to go on and on. Speak a sentence of gossip to one or two people and watch the shock waves of poison spread through a family, church, or community as those "private" and "secret" words are passed on from one person to another until everyone knows. Sometimes a small or seemingly inconsequential action has enormous repercussions.
Think about a shift in the crust of the earth along a fault line. This small movement of inches or feet can send shock waves of movement for miles and redefine an entire landscape.
In a very similar way, God loves to take a small, ordinary, and surprising people and accomplish huge things for HIS glory. All through the Bible and all through history, God has sent ripples of His glory and power through the world as people like you and me have learned that their dreams and prayers can grow as big as the God they love.
Never underestimate the power of a single prayer. God can do anything through anyone who circles their big dreams with bold prayers. With God there is no precedent, because all things are possible." (Philippians 4:13)
Great word on Prayer.
God bless you and thank you for the honor to come to you with a thought on prayer. Have a great week.
Posted on Wed, February 5, 2014
by Pastor Guy Melton filed under