TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
PRAYER (6)John 15:7
A true story of a plane crashing into mountains in Florida can teach us a little more about prayer.
Experts couldn’t understand why the plane had crashed, so they sent for the flight’s black box to reveal its final moments. However, the box couldn’t be found. Fourteen days of hunting high and low, and still no sign. The weather conditions were treacherous and after a fortnight of hunting, the investigation team started becoming ill. But they had to find that black box.
Things had reached breaking point, so finally, the chief investigator, a man of faith, decided on a course of action that nobody had thought of. He prayed. By the fifteenth day the black box was found. When interviewed, the chief said this: ‘‘I thought of the many days we had spent searching for the recorder, how we must have tramped over it many times, and I wondered why its retrieval had taken so long. Amid the low rustle of sawgrass and the call of the wild heron, I seemed to hear the response: “Why did it take you so long to ask?’’’
You might think so too. ‘Why didn’t he just pray in the first place? He would’ve saved himself a heap of trouble.’ It’s true. Sometimes we just forget to ask.
You don’t need to bargain with God – a little bit of honesty goes a long way. So use your prayer time today to ask for what you need. Be direct. Hey, if you don’t ask, you don’t get.