The Circle Maker

Luke 18:1

Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.  

I know it’s been a while since I posted anything. My husband and I were blessed to be able to spend a month at the beach in North Carolina so I took a break from my blogs as well while I was there. Then I needed a week to recuperate. Anyway, I’m back!  I’ve been reading The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. The book is about prayer–the kind of prayer that can change your life.

I’m only in chapter 8 and have already had a several revelations. One of which I’m going to share with you today and probably more to come.

In Luke 18, Jesus told the parable of the persistent widow. In a nutshell, she wants justice and she continues to bother the judge who couldn’t care less about her, God, or justice. But he finally gives her what she wants because she won’t stop bothering him.

Do you get it?

I surely didn’t, but I do now!

I’ve always felt like I shouldn’t bother God with the same requests over and over, especially requests that I consider on the selfish side, meaning prayers about me and my circumstances.  But Jesus is very clear–we should always pray and not give up!  I don’t know about you, but I think that’s wonderful news.

It gives me permission to keep praying about the same things over and over. How and When God chooses to answer my prayers is up to him, but in the meantime, I’m going to keep praying.

In fact, I’m asking all of you to form a prayer circle around a career opportunity I’m involved in. I’m not going to give the details right now, but I’m asking for your prayers for me to move forward in this opportunity and that I write the story God wants me to write.

If you have a prayer need you’d like to share with my readers and me, I’d love to pray for you as well.



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