When All Else Fails

Go to the Studio

Almost every Sunday I am a part of a radio broadcast. The program goes out over am radio to at least a few thousand people each week. It can be fun, but it can also be a challenge.

Even though some things are supposed to be as simple as breathing, “stuff” happens. Today, in a crunch for time, nothing wanted to work correctly. You see, I have to record my 15 minute sermon in advance, and I usually do that at home. The problem today was that nothing would record. The mic wouldn’t work. The computer kept locking up. You name it, it happened.

That is when I got the idea to go to the radio station.

Now, I have been in multi-million dollar recording studios in Nashville. I have recorded radio spots in modern, FM stations. But this was a first for me – vintage equipment older than me (I think). It was like I had walked into a museum of broadcasting.

Amazingly, everything worked. As a matter of fact, it was far simpler to use, not mention harder to break, than the finicky software on my laptop. When all else failed, I went back to the basics – and let someone else push all the buttons.

Go to the Lord

You know, I have heard it said so many times, “When all else fails, pray.”

Why is that? Why do we wait till “all else fails?” He never fails! Why don’t we just go to God first? Why don’t we let Him push the buttons?

If I had only gone to the radio station first, things would have been a lot less stressful. I would not have yelled at my wife, kicked the dog, etc. (yes, I’m joking). But when will we understand that going to God first will not only save time and spare the dog, but it will keep us from experiencing unnecessary heartache and stress?

Mat 6:33 NKJV – “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

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7 responses to “When All Else Fails

  1. Why indeed? And why do we have to learn the lesson over and over and over?

  2. Sorry, I haven’t been able to read your posts in a timely manner. School is keeping me super busy. Great posts lately though!

  3. Kevin Miller

    Well, lest I offend someone, let me say that the following is aimed at myself first and foremost. Why, or perhaps how is it that we are SO Completely STUPID and cannot learn from our mistakes the first 500 times that we or I have done the same sinful act this week alone. If anything, I don’t know why God hasn’t killed me LONG before now.

    • Kevin Miller

      Except Christ Jesus loves his own with a grace and love that I will never understand; and God the Father loved us enough to let His only Son be MURDERED for MY sin.
      And incredible as this is He will do the same for ANYONE who will believe His word and repent (turn away from) their sin.

      P.S.
      Yes I know all caps is considered yelling. I am yelling at myself and trying to high light these incredible facts that know one may ever understand.

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