Day 8 of 40-Day Prayer Challenge
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”Speak to the earth, and it will teach you.” Job 12:8
Around the turn of the 20th century, the agricultural economy of the South was suffering. Enter George Washington Carver, one of the most brilliant scientific minds of the 20th century. Carver introduced the concept of crop rotation and encouraged farmers to plant peanuts instead of cotton. The rotation of crops revived the soil, but it didn’t revive the economy because there was no market for peanuts.
Carver routinely got up at 4:00 a.m., walked through the woods, and asked God to reveal the mysteries of nature. Job 12:7-8.was one of the most-circled promises in his Bible. Carver took that promise at face value. He literally asked God to reveal the mystery of the peanut. God gave him 300 uses of the peanut. They were not good ideas, they were God-ideas. One God-idea is worth more than a thousand good ideas.
Get into the presence of God. That is the solution to every problem. That is the answer to every question. Prayer is the difference between the best you can do and the best God can do.
If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will do the heavy lifting. If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will reveal things that can only be discovered in the presence of God. If we hit our knees, the Holy Spirit will give us God-ideas for our ministry, family, business –– for our lives.
A.W. Tozier believed that a low view of God is the cause of 100 lesser evils, but a high view of God is the solution to 10,000 temporal problems. If that’s true, then your biggest problem isn’t what you are facing now. Our biggest problem is our small view of God. And a high view of God is the solution to all other problems.
Until we come to the conviction that God’s grace and God’s power know no limits, we will pray small prayers. But once we embrace the omnipotence of God, we’ll pray like it.
What to Pray? The Memorial Day Madness as we minister to children in our neighborhood. That we would spend time in the presence of God to receive God-ideas.
May 17, 2018