I’ll never forget the first time I heard the story when George Washington Carver prayed asking God for answers to some of life’s greatest mysteries.
He didn’t get the answer he was looking for until he brought his level of questioning down a notch.
When George Washington Carver asked the right question, God answered his prayer that not only changed his life but the life of humanity forever.
Read the excerpt below and meditate on the magnitude of what one revelation from the Creator can not only do for you, but impact the lives of so many others.
George Washington Carver was one of our great scientists, and he often prayed, addressing God as “Mr. Creator.” One night he walked out into the woods and prayed, “Mr. Creator, why did you make the universe?” He listened, and this is what he heard: “Little man, that question is too big for you. Try another!” The next night he walked into the woods and prayed, “Mr. Creator, why did you make man [meaning, the human race]?” He listened and he heard this: “Little man, that question is still too big for you. Try another!”
The third night he went into the woods and prayed, “Mr. Creator, why did you make the peanut?” This is what he heard: “Little man, that question is just your size. You listen and I will teach you.” And you may know that George Washington Carver invented some three hundred ways to use the peanut.
Richard J. Foster, Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer (Kindle Locations 578-583), Kindle Edition.