Nearing the End – Two Men Who Prayed for Rain

On p. 21 of The Circle Maker, Pastor Batterson states: “It was the legend of Honi the Circle Maker. And it forever changed the way I pray.” Not even a century later the apostles asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. He began, “Our Father…”(Matthew 6:9-13) Yet now we are being asked to change, based … Continue reading Nearing the End – Two Men Who Prayed for Rain

Personal Conversations or “Mechanisms”? – Part VI of Two Men Who Prayed for Rain

On the back cover of The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson explains drawing circles as a “mechanism,” otherwise known as a method. Does God use mechanisms or does He instead use prayer as tailor-made conversation to speak to His people for that situation, that time, that person? On p. 131 Mark Batterson elaborates on the passage … Continue reading Personal Conversations or “Mechanisms”? – Part VI of Two Men Who Prayed for Rain

WAS HONI A “PROPHET OF GOD?” – Part IV of Two Men who Prayed for Rain

Honi was said to be a “prophet of God” but his actions were not consistent with that title. Prophets of God did not arbitrarily act of their own accord. They waited to be instructed by God, and then they acted as instructed.  One merely has to read scriptural accounts of the prophets to see phrases … Continue reading WAS HONI A “PROPHET OF GOD?” – Part IV of Two Men who Prayed for Rain

Food for Thought: Part III of Two Men who Prayed for Rain

Food for Thought God has His terms that are represented by His “prescribed way of access.” To approach Him any other way is not only unacceptable to Him, but impossible. While we shudder to think of it, there is God’s way to Him, or the other way, leading only to idols. White or black: we … Continue reading Food for Thought: Part III of Two Men who Prayed for Rain