Proverbs 16:33, “The lot is cast into the lap but it’s every decision is from the Lord.”  Does that verse mean you can flip a coin and say God gave direction about making a (any) decision?

  That’s the ongoing experiment during March Madness 2007.  I’m in the process of finding out if it wise to flip a coin and then, depending on the outcome, say… “THIS is how God is leading me.”

  The first round of the NCAA Tournament is over and the results are in.  The bracket that I flipped a coin on to see who would win each game resulted in the following: Games correctly predicted…17.  Games wrong… 16.

  So at this point the coin was right in 17 of 33 games (Niagra over Florida A&M was included) for a 51.5% correct percentage.  Flipping the coin was right half the time.

  Let’s see… is it possible there is something that is already starting to show about flipping a coin and calling it “God’s leading?”  And if the coin wasn’t right half the time, what does that mean when it comes to using that or a similar method for making life decisions?  We’ll discuss that later.

  Just as an aside, my first round predictions (Educated Guesses) resulted in me correctly choosing 22 of the first 32 games for a 69% success rate (I forgot the Niagra Florida A&M game).  Not all that great, but we’ll see if I pick the Sweet Sixteen and Final Four correctly.