Thursday, December 14, 2006


Often times things happen in life which are not convenient. A car breaks down or a computer takes a swim and we don't always have funds to deal with these little hiccups of life.
At such times it is important to remember what is vital and central to our lives. Almost any problem of this sort is really one of convenience. A broken car most often means taking the bus or in most American households sharing another car. A cooked computer means a trip to the library or borrowing another computer for vital school related work. The inconvenience is the loss a easy mobility and the ability to play video games. There are people for who such problems are much more serious. Single car families in rural areas, shoestring business who have lost all their records, but for most of us this is not the case.
In all of these cases though, serious or inconvenient the answer is prayer. Prayer brings perspective to the problem. Prayer of help is easy when you have a problem. It is even easier when prayer is a regular part of your life. Sometimes God will decide that the easy answer, the one you are most likely praying for, is not the right answer and there may be a few bumps in the road, but in the long term, on the road to salvation each and every bump is a necessary part of the ride.
I have a friend who if you ask him what he would change about his life will tell you, "Not a thing, because every disappointment, failure and misstep has led me here, to where I am now." This is where God has put him, and he figures this is where he should be.
So when life has bumps, put you faith in God and enjoy the ride.

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