Fellowship Of Christian Airline Personnel

Flying Through Storms: A Lesson in Spiritual Vigilance

A pilot who flies through storms into clear air might be tempted to let up his or her guard, but a good pilot maintains “situational awareness” at all times. So should it also be for us in the Christian life.

The times between our spiritual storms sometimes tend to lull us into forgetfulness about Who we are living for and why. When the world seems pleasant enough we can quickly forget that it is not, and never will be, our home.

Sometimes we find ourselves walking away from our Lord without even being conscious that we are doing it.

Before this happens it is best to be aware of the potentiality and guard against it. The most effective way to do this might be to habitually practice the disciplines of the faith in both good times and bad. This means being very intentional about prayer, meditation, Bible study, fellowship, service, and other disciplines that are designed to keep us close to God.

“So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” -Hebrews 6:12 (ESV)

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