The size of our God

By Dave Henning / January 28, 2016

“The size of prayers depends on the size of our God.”- Mark Batterson

In Chapter 7 (“The Solution to Ten Thousand Problems”) of The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson states the answer to the question will determine the size of your prayer circles: “Is the Lord’s arm too short (Numbers 11:23)?”  Or, as the Good News Translation phrases it: “Is there a limit to my power?”

The obvious answer to that question, Pastor Batterson notes, is no.  We know God is omnipotent and there is nothing He cannot do.  But many of us pray as if our problems are bigger than God.  The modern mystic, A. W. Tozer, once contrasted a low view and a high view of God:

“The low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils among us. . . . The decline of the knowledge of the holy has brought on our troubles.  A rediscovery of the majesty of God will go a long way toward curing them.”

Mark encourages us to keep a godly perspective on our problems by answering this question: Are your problems bigger than God, or is God bigger than your problems?  While we think in terms of big or small, easy or difficult, possible or impossible, God is not subject to the natural laws He instituted.  He is the Alpha and Omega.  There are no degrees of difficulty.  Mark summarizes the issue:

“With God it’s never an issue of ‘Can He?’  It’s only a question of ‘Will He?’  And while you don’t always know if He will, you know He can.  And because you know He can, you can pray with holy confidence.”

Today’s question: How would you describe the size of your prayers?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “God qualifies the called”


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