Economic Downturn, Mature upturn

How can we separate the ways of this world to the ways of a mature christian? What happens to us when we try to do things on our own without the guidance of the Holy One?  What happens when we put confidence in man and not God, the Father?  I wonder how history will view the current econcomic "downturn" that we are in.  Will history blame the Republicans, the Democrats, or both.  Will they Blackmondayblame Wall Street?  Will the World, as we know it, continue to exist like is has in the past.  Is this the great push toward one United World and one World Bank were all currencies come together.  Could things possibly get any worse.  Will World Leaders be in such despair that the people of this Earth will look for anyone who promises a clear and precise way out? What can we do as Legacy Dads to find the right path is this dire strait that our world is in?  Where can we seek guidance and understanding that will be wisdom and discernment from above?  1 Corinthians 1:27But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  1 Corinthians 3:18Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a "fool" so that he may become wise. Hebrews 511We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. 12In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 6: 1Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God,2instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3And God permitting, we will do so. 

So first and foremost, find Wisdom.  The beginning of Wisdom is to fear the Lord (Read Proverbs and James 1:1-16 Now).  Spend time meditating in the Word and reflecting daily.  Pray continuously.  Pray from the heart and not from the mouth just to be heard, God knows our thoughts and the Holy Spirit intercedes for us in our walk.  Humble ourselves and dress daily in humility, remember that God hates the proud (Proverbs 6).  When reading Scripture remember the term:  M.E.A.L.S (Memorize Scripture, Examine Yourselves, Apply these words to your daily lives, Listen to these words and do (listen to people who speak truth into your lives) and Study God's word daily.
Look for accountability in your life, carry each other's burdens and confess your sins to one another that you can put away the old self and move toward the new and grow in maturity.  Here is a list from a brother of mine to find the Fruit/Proof of Authentic Christianity: A. Love for God (Luke 10:27-28) B. Repentance of Sin (1 John 1:8-10) C. Genuine Humility (James 4:6-10) D. Devotion to God's Glory (Jeremiah 9:23-24 & Psalms 115:1) E. Continual Prayer (James 5:16 & Philippians 4:6) F. Selfless Love (John 13:34-35) G. Spiritual Growth (John 15:1-6 & Ephesians 4:12-16) H. Obedient Living (Mathew 7:21 & Romans 16:25-27) I. Hunger for God's Word (1 Peter 2:1-3) and J. Transformed Life (Romans 12:1-2 & 2 Corinthians 5:17)
If anything from A through J is missing then lets move back to 2 Corinthians 13:5...

We will discuss further.....