What is “putting the flaps down” in my life look like? To a pilot it is one of many procedures he or she does in order to have a successful take-off and the flaps stay down until the plane reaches cruising altitude.
What are some of the many procedures that God asks of us?
__repent of our sins
__read His Word
__meditate on His Word
__apply His Word
The “Modern Marvels” story about the airplane crash concluded with the findings that the pilots had failed to follow the procedures they had been taught to properly prepare the plane for take-off. Because of heavy traffic that day their pre-flight check list was interrupted by a long wait on the runway. They got distracted and broke procedure by not completing the important routine. Because of not following procedure many people lost their lives that day!
Bottom line: PUT THE FLAPS DOWN! Do what the Lord asks in order that we may achieve vertical lift from the situations that lie ahead of us!
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” Matthew 26:41
In the process of researching just what “put the flaps down” means I read an article that concluded that modern airplanes should all have a better warning system that would keep a plane from attempting to take off if it flaps were not in the down position. Somehow I believe God had me write this article for someone to read who might be on life’s runway attempting to take flight without properly going through God’s checklist.
Lord I pray for this individual or individuals that they may seek and find your will concerning the choices they are making and you will guide them as to what and how to do what you want in order that whatever they do they will be successful in it in …Jesus Name!