#1wordwednesday / driving in CIRCLES – and other crazy things I do

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There’s this book, actually one of my favorite books on the face of this planet.

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It’s all about the power of prayer. Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson is a 40 Day Prayer Challenge devotional that’s based on his book, The Circle Maker.

These two books have impacted me so much over the past few years. Seriously. If you’ve never read them, you should. Now. Like go.

Instead of “draw the circle” – I’m gonna start my own new club:

“Drive the Circle”

HA!

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I’ve been thinking and dreaming a lot lately. It seems as if the car is where my dreaming and thinking happens. Anyone else?

Today, I intentionally drove in a circle – a circle around the property I’m asking God to open doors for.

Crazy? Yep.

But, it takes crazy, bold people to do BIG things.

“If you want to see God move, make a move.” (pg 51 – Draw the Circle)

“We’re so close to the dream, so close to the promise, so close to the miracle. But we’re waiting for God to part the river, while God is waiting for us to get our feet wet.” (pg 51 – Draw the Circle)

This week, getting my feet wet has looked like:

– making a strange phone call to someone I don’t know to see if they can help introduce us to the people who own the land we want to approach

– creating a logo for a business that doesn’t even exist yet; who does that???

– making a trip to see one of our County Commissioners to talk about zoning and what steps we need to take for approval with the county – on land WE DON’T EVEN OWN YET

– driving and praying and praying some more over this big dream and asking God to tell me what step to take next.

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I read this last night in the Bible App’s Devotional plan – War Room Playlist:

“Think about Elijah, who prayed one time and fire came down from heaven on Mt. Carmel. But it took him praying three times before God resurrected the dead son of the widow. And Elijah prayed seven times before God sent back rain on the earth during that time of drought.

Elijah learned to pray and trust God’s timing … and don’t give up.

In Christian history, we also think about George Muller, who lived a life that was one of the greatest demonstrations of answered prayer. When he died, he had 50,000 documented answers to prayer!

Five thousand of those were answered on the day he prayed them. Of course, that means 90 percent of the time, George Muller just kept waiting and praying. He prayed for 63 years for one man to come to Christ before that man ended up doing so!

Like Elijah, George Muller learned that we can trust the Lord. He said, “Don’t let yesterday’s seemingly unanswered prayers stop you from praying in faith today.”

Read more from the War Room Devotional Plan here

So friends – even if you need to drive around in CIRCLES and pray crazy prayers, do it.

Don’t get discouraged or defeated. Don’t give up. Keep praying. Keep circling. Your miracle is right around the corner.

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3 comments

  1. Oh girlfriend, our whole conference last week for the coordinators was based on prayer and Richard Blacksburg did our morning message!! Pray boldly, and believing that God will answer. Pray without ceasing, and most importantly make sure there is nothing in your life to block you prayers ( sin) from being answered.
    You keep believing for this property, you are stepping out in faith, God loves a person of faith.

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    • Yes yes yes!!!! God wants us to pray bold prayers and move in faith and completely trust Him for the timing and the outcomes. That’s what I’m doing!!!! Amen and amen!!!!

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