Friday, January 28, 2011

Focus and Guidance in Prayer

Recently I was reading the story of a young black man growing up in the south.  He lived in times of great racial prejudice which could have dramatically destroyed his life.  This young man surrendered his life to Christ.  He sensed God was giving him a life verse of Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  He was trained as a scientist.  One day in the lab he asked God "What was the universe made for ?"  He sensed an impression in his heart, "That's too much for your little mind.  Ask for something more your size."  He then asked "Tell me what man was made for ?"  Again he sensed, "little man you are still asking for too much."  So then he asked "Tell me why the peanut was made ?".

This man who could have been overwhelmed by the life situations of the times ended up inventing 300 uses for the peanut.  This young Christians name was George Washington Carver and he invented a little food product called peanut butter.

God not only uses prayer to help us do impossible things in this life.  God uses prayer to guide us to where he wants us to influence others.