So here we are – at the beginning.
Let me start with why I am here. There are things I would love to see change in my life – provisions, healing, growth, and dreams fulfilled. To be honest, much of this seems impossible. But I’ve been in impossible situations and I have seen God move to respond. And so, I am desiring Him to move again in my life.
I read The Circle Maker years ago when it first came out. Several months ago, I felt drawn to read it again. But I resisted. But God can be persistent and I am finding Him calling me, yet still, to read the book again. Or perhaps He is calling me back to praying bold prayers.
Whether things seem feasible or impossible, great or small – we can pray about them. We must, in fact, pray about them.
We must dare to pray – anyway.
To ‘dare’ is —- “to have the necessary courage or boldness for something; to be bold enough; to face defiantly; to face courageously” (according to dictionary.com).
As we dare to pray, we pray knowing that even if it feels like I am not hearing from God, He is hearing my prayers.
You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” (James 4: 2b-3, NIV)
Will you dare to ask Him?
Now here’s the thing … the answers received may not look like we would expect. When we receive an answer to prayer, we often are changed as we experience God’s grace and mercy even though our circumstances may remain unchanged. A measure of faith is deposited into our souls making it impossible NOT to believe Him for more.
So today, take a moment to think about what would you dare to pray. What is it that seems impossible in your life? What change would you like to see God make in your life? Take some time to sit with a piece of paper. Draw a few circles and in the center jot down that which seems impossible in your life.
Then dare to pray – anyway.
This post is Day 1 in 31 Days Of Going In Circles .