Last night I re-read a little from the original Circle Maker book. Here’s something that stood out to me about my prayers:
“Drawing prayer circles isn’t some magic trick to get what you want from God. God is not a genie in a bottle, and your wish is not His command. His command better be your wish. If it’s not, you won’t be drawing circles; you’ll end up walking in circles. Drawing prayer circles starts with discerning what God wants, what God wills. And until His sovereign will becomes your sanctified wish, your prayer life will be unplugged from its power supply.” (The Circle Maker – pg 16)
This morning my circle time was all about hearing God. It’s so natural for me to come directly to Him in prayer with my insane list of needs and wants. But today, I just kept going back to, “Lord, I want to just hear You. I want to be able to recognize Your voice speaking to me. I want to listen closely and intently, recognize and hear, then quickly respond.”
I absolutely feel under qualified and overwhelmed, but that is when God has me where He wants me.
My favorite part of Day 2 is when it talks about how “God wants us to get where God wants us to go more than we want to get where God wants us to go!” Ha! Kinda sounds like something I would read in a children’s book. It’s so simple! Yes, God sets our appointments and opportunities EVERY SINGLE DAY. We just have to show up, listen, and respond!
My prayer for our group today:
“God, I ask You directly to make Yourself known to us during this journey. Let us slow down enough to learn Your voice and to recognize Your Spirit living within us. I know you have divine appointments for every single person today. Give us eyes to see – take off any blinders. Give us ears that aren’t hindered by the noises around us. Give us a boldness to respond to whatever You ask us to do. Let it not be about our plans and control, but about walking the path that You have paved especially for us. Amen!”
Are you being accountable for your daily appointment? Let me know if you need a check in 🙂
Have a GREAT Monday, friends!