Drawing Circles Means Defining God’s Promises to You and Standing Firm — A Quote by Mark Batterson in “The Circle Maker”

“Drawing prayer circles starts with identifying your Jericho. You’ve got to define the promises God wants you to stake claim to, the miracles God wants you to believe for, and the dreams God wants you to pursue…”

“Now here’s the problem: Most of us don’t get what we want simply because we don’t know what we want. We’ve never circled any of God’s promises. We’ve never written down a list of life goals. We’ve never defined success for ourselves. And our dreams are as nebulous as cumulus clouds…”

“It’s easy to get so busy climbing the ladder of success that we fail to realize that the ladder is not leaning against the wall of Jericho. We lose sight of our God-ordained goals. Our eternal priorities get subjugated to our temporal responsibilities. And we pawn our God-given dream for the American dream. So instead of circling Jericho, we end up wandering in the wilderness for forty years.”

— Mark Batterson, “The Circle Maker”, Kindle location 191, 193, 270

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Some questions for your: 1) Do you have promises from God that are unfulfilled? 2) If so, are you standing by them in prayer? 3) Can you identify at all with the last paragraph of the quote, about substituting the American dream for your God-given dream?

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