One of the great scriptures is Ephesians 5:17, “Be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” God wants us to know His plan in everything we do. His way is through prayer. If you will pray and ask, God will show you what to do.
On December 2nd 1776, George Washington’s army was freezing to death. An enemy officer described them as “almost naked.” Many of the soldiers didn’t have shoes and there were traces of bloody snow where they walked.
The British were camped in Trenton, NJ and just across the frozen river in Philadelphia was the Continental Army. All the British had to do was cross the river and the war would be over. Washington wrote on December 18, 1776, “I think the game is pretty near up.”
George Washington prayed. The famous picture of Washington kneeling in the snow and asking God for direction is the result of the conclusion of this story.
For some reason the British General William Howe decided not to pursue, but instead wintered the troops. He then left for New York and left 1000 troops in garrisons across the river from Washington.
On Christmas night at 6:00 pm Washington got every boat he could get and crossed the river in the midst of snow and sleet. Two thousand four hundred men crossed the icy waters nine miles north of Trenton. They marched back to Trenton and surprised the garrison. They took 900 prisoners and only 2 were killed.
Henry Know, Washington’s officer of artillery wrote his wife and said, “The hurry fright, and confusion of the enemy was not unlike that which will be when the last trump shall sound.” The war turned that day.
God’s way to know what to do is through prayer.
Psalms 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way, though he fall he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord uphold him with his hand.”
God will order your steps when you pray.