Holy complications

By Dave Henning / February 6, 2016

” . . . complications are evidence of God’s blessing.  And if it’s from God, then it’s a holy complication.”- Mark Batterson

As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 10 of The Circle Maker, he writes that one reason people get frustrated spiritually is they feel doing the will of God should get easier.  However, Pastor Batterson emphasizes, the will of God doesn’t get easier, it gets harder.  The harder God’s will gets, the harder you have to pray.

Mark states God will keep putting you in situations that stretch your faith.  As you faith continues to stretch, so do your dreams.  God’s blessings will complicate your life in positive ways and in ways God wants your life complicated.

Mark says here is a prayer that can change your life, yet it takes tremendous courage to pray that prayer like you mean it.  You also must count the cost.  The prayer is: Lord, complicate my life.

Mark writes that we need to pray as if God’s main objective is His glory, not our personal comfort.  We also must consider the implications or ramifications of our prayers.  Praying hard is hard because you have to pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on you.  And that is precisely where we get stuck spiritually.  Mark explains:

“We will pray right up to the point of discomfort, but no further.  We’re will to pray right up to the point of inconvenience, but no further.  Praying hard is uncomfortable and inconvenient, but that’s when you know you’re getting close to a miracle!”

Today’s question: What holy complications have you experienced in your life?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Get your feet wet”

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