George Washington Carver was a creative genius. He invented crop rotation, and discovered over 300 new uses for peanuts. He was a friend of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and three American Presidents. He saved the economy of the South from the devastation that followed the Civil War; and this was in spite of the fact that his father and mother were slaves. How was he able to accomplish all of these things? This is his answer to that question:
“There is literally nothing that I ever wanted to do, that I asked the blessed Creator to help me to do, that I have not been able to accomplish. It’s all very simple, if one knows how to talk with the Creator. It is simply seeking the Lord and finding Him… all my life I have risen regularly at four o’clock and have gone into the woods and talked with God.
There he gives me my orders for the day…when people are still asleep I hear God best and learn my plan…after my morning’s talk with God I go into my laboratory and begin to carry out His wishes for the day.”
Mr. Carver’s greatest personal discovery was the Lord Jesus Christ. He believed the Bible and did exactly what it says. And it worked for him just like Jesus said it would: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26)
The Holy Spirit showed him how to do those things, and he will help you in your work. Get to know him and stay in fellowship with him. There is no problem that he cannot solve. Ask God to teach you the things that you need to know, and listen for his “still small voice,” (the voice of your conscience) and do whatever God tells you to do.
Mr. Carver’s quote was taken from The Man Who Talks With the Flowers, by Glenn Park.