TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
The Word tells us those who refresh another will themselves be refreshed. What are you waiting for? Ask the Holy Spirit for eyes to see and faith to break through to your refreshing. Ahhh, the Lord is so good!!!
MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON REVISITED
I’m the Christian the devil warned you about. I believe in miracles. In this world of innumerable messes, my God is prevailing in His goodness while being blamed for all the bad.
As you know, I see Him in the headlines and the infamous “Miracle on the Hudson” shouted at me.
This story is not about what when wrong, but what went right. It’s like Isaiah 58:10 where it says “your darkness will be like noonday.” It’s not about the darkness. It’s about the light.
It’s about what hasn’t worked before works perfectly this time.
We’ve all seen what happens when a jumbo jet tries to land in water – disaster. Is that a word for you? Things that have typically been disasters for you are going to work perfectly this year! It’s about quick response and cool heads.
Having lost two engines to bird strikes, Pilot “Sully” Sullenberger made a quick and radical decision to land in the Hudson River instead of trying to return to the airport. That radical decision saved the lives of 155 passengers, many of whom were lost souls. Like him, we should refuse to panic. We should respond rapidly with appropriate action to qualify for the upgrade of “zero to hero.”
It’s about ditching the plane. Remember, it’s not about everything going perfectly. It’s about a perfect outcome.
It’s about the playbook being rewritten. Just like Sully’s water landing has rewritten flight training manuals, you will find new ways of doing things and new trails to blaze.
It’s also about paying attention to the pre-flight safety announcements.
Directions on how to survive a water landing and exiting a plane are not a courtesy. They are specific instructions you must take seriously to live. Kind of like Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.
And finally, it’s about the pilot and the crew refusing any attention or credit.
I think when God does miraculous things through us, it’s important for us, like Sully and crew, to get out of His way. We need to remain humble and not make it all about us. The idea is not to make our ministry or self famous, but the God we serve.
Hold me up, and I shall be safe, And I shall observe Your statutes continually. – Psalms 119:117
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO FORGET WHAT WENT WRONG AND FOCUS ON WHAT’S GOING RIGHT. IT’S NOT ABOUT EVERYTHING GOING PERFECTLY BUT A PERFECT OUTCOME BECAUSE OF JESUS.
From my book: BEST OF THE BREWER