Lazy T&R updates
Friday, February 6
From Our Daily Bread
Read: Colossians 3:1-11

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2

Missionary pilot Bernie May writes, "One of the most difficult lessons to teach new pilots about landing on short, hazardous airstrips is to keep their eyes on the good part of the strip rather than on the hazard. The natural tendency is to concentrate on the obstacle, the danger, the thing he is trying to avoid. But experience teaches us that a pilot who keeps his eye on the hazard will sooner or later hit it dead center."

This makes me think of a spiritual principle in the Bible. Instead of concentrating on the sins we want to avoid, we are told to focus on the positive actions Christ desires for us. Paul told the Christians at Colosse: "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth" (Colossians 3:2). We are to discard old ways of thinking and acting (vv.5-9) and "put on" new ways of living (vv.10-17).

Bernie May sums it up by saying that experienced pilots focus their attention solidly on the track they want the plane to follow, keeping the hazards in their peripheral vision only.

When Christ and His interests are the focus of our lives, the lure of the old life remains in the corner of our eye, while we aim to land squarely in the center of God's will. David McCasland

I really liked this one - helped me see this well known scripture in a new light. Maybe with a little application I can put this into practice!! It would certainly make a change for me instead of avoiding sin, aiming for Christlike behaviour. Of course theoretically I am already doing this - but I know that in reality I am closer to a 'hazard watcher' .

Comments: Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger Click to go to the Sinclair-Lee Family website