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September 23, 2016, 8:56 AM

The Circle Maker - Week 2 Reflections

Have you ever thought about how many times a little occurrence has surprisingly BIG consequences? Drop a pebble into a still pond and watch the ripples work their outward in circles that seem to go on and on. Think about a shift in the crust of the earth along a fault line. This small movement of inches can send shockwaves for miles and redefine an entire landscape. Sometimes a small or seemingly inconsequential action has enormous repercussions. 

In a very similar way, God loves to take small, ordinary, and surprising people and accomplish huge things for his glory. All through the Bible, and all through history, God has sent ripples of His glory and power into this world through the conduit of His people’s dreams and prayers. 

 

1. A “big dream” is defined as something that is bigger than you and beyond your human ability to accomplish. Take a moment to write down two or three dreams and/or prayers you have that you feel would honor God, and are clearly beyond your ability to accomplish on your own. They could be dreams and prayers for your life, family, church, community, or anything that God places on your heart. 

 

2. First, identify a time you pray everyday. Then, pick a place you will go consistently to meet with God in prayer. Be sure this is place where you feel connected to God and free of distractions. Finally, identify a specific person, promise or problem (perhaps the two or three things you named in question 1) you will circle in prayer every day for the upcoming week. Be sure to keep this appointment with God every day and see what He accomplishes in and through you

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September 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

The Circle Maker - Week 1 Reflections

1.  What is your Jericho (what is a specific situation you are facing that needs to be circled in prayer)?

 

 

 

2. Can you identify a time in your own life when you experienced a spiritual breakthrough or a miracle (or a miracle someone you know personally experienced)?

 

 

3. Who are three people you can begin to pray circles around and how will you pray for them?

 

 

 

4. Daily Prayer Challenge:

     A. Identify a time and place that you will set aside for intentional prayer each day.

     B. Identify a specific person, promise, or problem that you will circle in prayer each day.

     C. Be sure to keep this appointment with God every day and see what God will accomplish in and through you.



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09-20-2016 at 3:34 PM
Virginia
Night time is very difficult for me. Will there be a day-time group?
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June 21, 2015, 1:20 PM

Psalm 23 Trailer - Lego My Bible series

 

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June 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Lego My Bible -- Psalm 23

 



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06-18-2015 at 10:23 PM
Virginia
Love seeing the ways children learn
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June 13, 2015, 10:24 AM

Sponges


There are five sponges lying on your kitchen counter.

Each member of your family has been cleaning up different areas of your home, but all the sponges look the same.  You are curious as to what was cleaned, but you can't tell by looking.  They all look the same.

So, what do you do?  As you squeeze the first sponge, you see that cola comes out, and you decide that someone cleaned the kitchen with that one. Upon squeezing te second sponge, you find tub and tile cleaner. That one was used in the bathroom. In the third sponge you find motor oil. Someone cleaned the garage. In the fourth sponge, baby powder puffs out.  The baby's nursery was cleaned with that one. In the last sponge is floor wax. That was the one you used on the hall floor.  As you lay each one down, you look again at their similarity.   They all look the same until they are squeezed.  Christians are the same!

As life squeezes us, different things come out: anger, revenge, tears, remorse, greed, untruth, lust, and finally from the one saint pours forth the love of Christ.  Just like the sponge, we can only squeeze out what is put in.  Stay in the Word daily and be in continuous prayer so that when life puts the squeeze on you, Jesus, and Jesus alone will shine forth.

As you think upon this, ask yourself, if I was squeezed, would Jesus and Jesus alone shine forth?

  - - Author Unknown

 



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06-18-2015 at 10:22 PM
Virginia
Thank you Ginny for sharing this with us.
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