Week 9, MKMMA, 11-15-15
The deeper we go into this MKMMA thing the more we break off the old self, bring to life the deeply hidden inner self that we have sworn to let very few see and the more we step out in faith. How often do we pray and ask the Lord for something but then have a back-up plan just in case. When my grandma died a number of years ago it was a rainy, miserable day. On the drive to the cemetery I prayed and asked the Lord to hold the rain just long enough for the graveside service. When we arrived in the procession the rain has ceased to a very fine mist and I stepped out of the truck with an umbrella. I got about halfway to the grave site and realized I had just totally cancelled out my prayer with the umbrella so I took it back to the truck. There was plenty of lightning and thunder during the service but no rain. As soon as I pulled out of the cemetery it rained straight up, the bottom fell out, the wipers could not keep up. Now I am certainly not saying that I am an Elijah and so righteous as to make a deal with the Lord about the rain. The point is: how often do we pray in faith and then make a plan B, just in case. The more we go the more I am stepping out more in faith again. In business and life I have always had plans A, B, and C with no intentions of dropping my guards but they have come down a little. Even mountains are moved with a little faith, think how much can be done with a true, deep sincere faith, but even a little faith beats none and it all starts somewhere. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and all the other great inventors and business men could not see all the steps in the middle but they could see the end and they had faith to see it through. There is no deeper faith than that of a praying mother in a rocking chair or a father sitting at the kitchen table with his head in his hands praying over his family, the kind of selfless faith in prayer for the best of others and this country. May God Bless the family unit, each person, and this country on this Thanksgiving holiday.