Kraft laughingly said that, “I’m not sure I was talking to Paddy, the Lord or both, but somehow answers would come and I was guided every step of the way.” Kraft said that he needed guidance to develop his business. He didn’t have a team of developers, marketers or, anyone else to help him. He depended on prayer to help him be guided to develop his business and most of us have had some sort of Kraft food product in our kitchens. Prayer really works.
I heard J. C. Penney, the founder of the department store that bears his name; tell a group of us young students of marketing and business, “Trust in the Lord. Give your life to Him. Listen, He will answer.”
I have found the guidance of the prayer our Lord has taught us to pray really gives us structure for a prayer life. I can tell you that I pray about my business and it is wonderful to see the outcome of faithful prayer.
J. L. Kraft said this: “When you really need your answer, if you are a believer in prayer, your answer will be there for you. For example, if I needed my answer the next Thursday at 9 p.m., I would tell the Lord so. I didn’t dictate to Him, I just told Him I needed guidance by then as I had to come up with a decision at that time.”
Do you have a deadline for some decision making? Trust in the Lord with all your might. Don’t dictate to Him what you think the decision would be, give Him an opportunity to give you new direction.
The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, can be reached at 812-614-2160 or www.doclayne.com.