Friday, January 18, 2013

Circle Makers.

I shared last year that I read a book called 'The Circle Maker', all about prayer.  You should probably take a  second to read or reread that post for this one to make the most sense.  You can find it here.   The book challenged me to pray big and bold prayers and not be afraid to let others know what I'm praying for.

After finishing it I stole my favorite idea from the book and made a little prayer wall on my fridge.  I gave each request it's own post it note on the fridge with the person's name I was praying for and what my specific desires for them were.  Then I dated the bottom right corner of each one as I placed them up there and waited expectantly for the Lord to answer.

On January 5th of this year I took the first post it down and shared my first big victory with my friends via facebook:

It was a sweet, emotional moment for me to be on the sidelines as our coach took the field that game and I snapped this picture as a reminder to myself that the Lord answers prayers.What a blessing it is that Coach Pagano returned to finish the seasons as our coach and that I was there to see it.

This week I wrote a note to my Dad who was unaware that I had been faithfully praying for a miracle playoff appearance and a miraculous healing for his boss these past three months.  I told him a little about the prayer journey and the note that's been on my fridge the last the months and I included that post it for him to keep as a reminder as well.

I hope this post reminds each of you to celebrate answered prayers, to give God the glory in all situations, and to be faithful in submitting your requests to Him.  I look forward to taking the remaining 8 original post its down and passing them on to their rightful owners in the future as well as adding new ones and praying for many of you.

God is so faithful.  Keep making circles.

Chuck Strong!


Kenj said...

This is so awesome. I remember when you posted that on Facebook, I thought it was such a good idea. I jsut went back and read your original post. I really enjoy this post and I am so happy that he made an appearance at the playoff game. God does great things!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

This is a fantastic idea! I put my prayer requests in my planner and date them as they are answered.

How great about your coach! That is awesome!

I bought this book on sale a few weeks ago and it is now in my stack to read!