“Here is what I learned about arguments with God: If you win the argument you actually lose, and if you lose the argument you actually win.”- Mark Batterson
Mark Batterson continues Chapter 5 of The Circle Maker by conceding that circling the promises of God often seems risky. However, he adds, circling the promises of God isn’t nearly as risky as not circling God’s promises. We forfeit the miracles God wants to perform when we don’t circle His promises.
When we live in obedience to God, we place ourselves in position to receive God’s blessing. This happened to the Israelites when they were parked in the Desert of Paran, a region fifty miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea and fifty miles southwest of the Dead Sea. Quail usually live by the water and don’t fly long distances. But a supernatural wind blew them into the Israelites’ camp.
Quail covered an area ten times the size of Washington, DC, and were piled three feet deep! All this happened because Moses took the risk and circled God’s promise. Mark explains that when you circle God’s promise, you never know how He will provide:
“Your job is not to crunch numbers and make sure the will of God adds up. After all, the will of God is not a zero-sum game. When God enters the equation, His output always exceeds your input. Your only job is to draw circles in the sand. And if you do the geometry, God will multiply the miracles in your life.”
Today’s question: Describe a specific situation involving your arguments with God. What was the outcome? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Lessons about unanswered prayers”