Thursday, August 7, 2008

Houston, we have a problem...

Last night our pastor was teaching a message on God's will for our lives. He was sharing how 99.9% of God's plan for our lives is spelled out in the Word just waiting for us to search it out.

The point that has really stuck with me was an illustration he used about a rocket. Did you know that if a rocket is even 1 degree off it's intended target at takeoff, that it can be hundreds of thousands of miles off it's intended target when it gets into space? That got me thinking that if my life is even 1 degree off of it's intended target of God's will for my life, that in the future, I could be far off the mark. I could end up in a place that looks nothing like God's intended will for my life. Uh Oh. But, what about grace? Well, the rockets can be corrected by mission control and set back on course. Likewise, God is our "mission control". He can get me back on track and headed in the right direction. But, like the rocket, I have to be in communication with mission control. If we lose contact for even a few moments...

Lord help me to keep my eyes on the course. And remind me of the importance of being in constant contact with you, my "mission control".

2 comments:

Mary said...

Wow. That's an awesome illustration/sermon. It really makes you think about how important communication with God - on a constant basis - is.

Thanks for sharing. I love it!

Elizabeth said...

I really needed to read this today. Thanks for sharing!