Flight Rules

  • July 31, 2013
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I once talked to a pilot friend who described how he lands his plane in a deep fog.

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. I once talked to a pilot friend who described how he lands his plane in a deep fog. He told me he has to be extremely alert as he guides his plane on, what he called, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). If it’s a thick fog, and he’s flying blind, he has to totally depend on his instruments and the signals from the control tower. Friend, you know as well as I that often we go through life “flying blind.” And I don’t know about you, but I can get a little panicky when things feel cloudy and the future looks foggy. When my thoughts are confused, I have to live on Instrument Flight Rules. Like, “check mission, check attitude, check source of strength, have I prayed? Check. Am I in the Word? Check.” Just remember: if you live life using scripture and prayer—and those are God's Instrument Flight Rules—you’ll enjoy a smooth landing on any foggy day. 

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