“…bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers. God isn’t offended by your biggest dreams or boldest prayers. He is offended by anything less. If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, they are insulting to God. Why? Because they don’t require divine intervention….
There is nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles and fulfilling dreams. That is who He is. That is what He does.
…God is for you. If you don’t believe that, then you’ll pray small timid prayers. If you do believe it, then you’ll pray big audacious prayers.”"
Mark Batterson - “The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”
"While many things may seem impossible from a human standpoint, in the realm of prayer there are no impossibilities."
"The meaning of prayer is that we get a hold of God, not of the answer."
"Becoming obsessed with what people think about you is the quickest way to forget what God thinks about you."
"Don’t get so caught up in the number of failed attempts in your life that you refuse even to believe you have a future. Remember, you are not a failure just because you have failed. God sees your worth no matter what; there’s no need for any approval but His, and if He can overlook your past, so can you."
"A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by man."
"Protect me, God, because I trust in you.
I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord. Every good thing I have comes from you.”
As for the godly people in the world, they are the wonderful ones I enjoy.
But those who turn to idols will have much pain.
I will not offer blood to those idols or even speak their names.
No, the Lord is all I need. He takes care of me.
My share in life has been pleasant; my part has been beautiful.
I praise the Lord because he advises me. Even at night, I feel his leading.
I keep the Lord before me always. Because he is close by my side, I will not be hurt.
So I rejoice and am glad. Even my body has hope,
because you will not leave me in the grave. You will not let your holy one rot.
You will teach me how to live a holy life. Being with you will fill me with joy; at your right hand I will find pleasure forever."
"Bentley and Rolls Royce hardly advertise, have you ever seen an advert for them? When you know your value, you don’t need to try and convince people. People come to you. Be confident in who GOD made you to be live life in that confidence that you can do all things through Jesus who gives you strength"
"Why do the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.
But their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.
They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands, but cannot feel,
feet, but cannot walk,
nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them."
"No one is in charge of your happiness except you."
"We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon."
Noah was a drunkard,
Abraham was too old,
Isaac was a daydreamer,
Jacob was a liar,
Leah was ugly,
Joseph was abused,
Moses was a murderer,
Gideon was afraid,
Samson had long hair,
Rahab was a prostitute,
Timothy was too young,
David had an illicit affair,
Elijah was suicidal,
Isaiah preached naked,
Job was bankrupt,
John the Baptist ran around in a loin-cloth
and ate locusts,
John was self-righteous.
The disciples fell asleep while praying,
Martha fretted about everything,
Mary Magalene was demon possessed,
The boy with the fish and five rolls was
The Samaritan woman was divorced more
Zaccheus was too small,
Paul was too religious,
And Lazarus was dead.