Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Are you paying attention?

When we don’t pay attention to instructions, bad things can happen. My oldest son just returned from a week of fishing in Canada with his grandpa. They caught a boatload of huge fish. I am somewhat jealous, but am getting over it.

Anyway, they took a helicopter to their floating fishing lodge. Before taking off, the pilot gave some important instructions about the aircraft, the flight, and safety. One of the instructions was, “Do not apply pressure to the windows during flight because, as a safety measure and point of emergency exit, they are designed to dislodge and eject when pressure is applied.”

My son was listening intently as he had never flown on a helicopter before. However, the young man sitting next to him was not paying attention. Well, you can imagine what happened next. During the flight, the inattentive young man pushed a little too hard on the window as he was amazed at the view of some feeding whales and out popped the window. Not a good thing, but a natural result of not listening to instructions.

This is the kind of thing that can happen when we don’t pay attention to the instructions given to us by our Maker – God. How many “windows” have we popped out in the mid-flight of life because we haven’t listened to God’s instructions? Read His manual – the Bible. Listen to His voice. Keep your focus on Him, and have a safe, successful flight.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Amen
1 John 5:3
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome..