And this race is not on a smooth flat road. The race you are running will be through a dense forest; with ups and downs, Turns and zags, steep hills and sharp cliffs. But go ahead and run blind folded it will be easier that way.
What if there is a way to run the race and not be blind folded?
It is amazing to me how many people are choosing to run the race, yes the human race, is choosing to fumble through this adventure of life blindfolded. They are fumbling, feeling, groping their way along. This existence here on earth is hard enough without being blindfolded.
The blindfold I am talking about is the blindfold of life without prayer. We have the constant opportunity to reach out to Deity an ask for guidance and help. One of the mistakes I have made in the past that I desired the heavens to open and show me the way. The funny thing is that God has already has a map and has spoken volumes to us we just need to ask the questions and start searching what he has already written down.
You think when we get to heaven and say Lord I prayed my whole life and I only got a couple of prayers answered? I think his first response will be. I gave you and instruction manual and the answers to most of your prayers were in the instruction manual. What instruction manual? The scriptures have been layed out before your from the beginning of time. That is the instruction manual.
I listen to and read commentators on TV, radio, and internet. In this economic crisis and they are all talking about the stimulus packages, the things business are doing to survive, new regulations that will stop people from doing stupid things and the commentary is endless and mostly without hope. I can tell these folks just don’t know what to do.
Here is an answer to their economic questions Matthew 33 I could spend the rest of my life quoting scriptures, however that would be redundant. We all need to pray with a question and search the scriptures. There a things that can’t be found in the scriptures. Like when we lose something and while looking for it we pray to guidance to find it, that will not be revealed to you but we will be given inspiration if we listen.
Another example, getting up late and without a car this guy was walking to work and prayed that he would be helped. A passer by could tell by his clothing he was not out for exercise was inspired to stop and give him a ride. God listened to that prayer and inspired the passer by to help. Both realized they had been helped that day through prayer.
prayer is where we need to start and the scriptures are where we need to look.