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Flight Mode

If you fly very much in an airplane you will hear the same safety drill every time right before take off.  You will also hear the stewardess tell you to turn off all electrical devices including cell phones.  However, on most phones there are settings called, “flight mode” in which you can push without turning your phone completely off.  Now for most of us who are glued to our phone, it is a little difficult to turn your phone off.  How in the world did we live without it years ago?  I am sure people was just as busy but talking less.  Flight mode is a setting that turns off just the wireless radio parts of the device, for safe use on an airplane where radio transmitters are not allowed.  Most airlines and many governments ban the use of wireless radio devices during flight.  Although preventing interference with the plane’s onboard systems is the most well-known reason for such bans, the more important concern with cell phones is interference with cell phone networks on the ground, which cannot handle phones at high relative altitudes and moving at airplane speeds.  Airplane mode therefore allows the user to safely use the non-wireless functions of a phone (such as music, games or organizer functions) on an airplane during flight.

Now you are wondering why such a random topic?  I wanted us to think about all the wiring God put within us.  Oh how He made us unique and special and capable to do many things, however there are times when God, the pilot tells us not to work and just be still.   Flight mode is when we are told to not do certain things because of timing.  It doesn’t mean that God wants us to stop working all together for Him or in purpose, but to rest for a time.  It is when we don’t listen when we really mess up the electrical system which side tracks the plane or diverts us to the wrong destination.  Although there are times when we feel like we can conquer the world and do anything, God is saying, “Let me be in control”, or go to flight mode.  Flight mode is when we relax from our hectic schedule, recline our seat and take a rest.  When we finally do reach the place God wants us to be, we will feel refreshed and renewed not tired and frazzled.  I don’t know about you but it is time for flight mode and you can push the button!

Prayer:  Lord, you give us the strength every day to work for you and help us in our busy lives.  I know I must learn to trust you and take rest so that I may be ready for the next place you have me to go.  I love you and thank you for who you are.  Always guide me and keep me safe in my journey.  Jesus Name, Amen.

Hebrews 4:10 New International Version (©1984)
…for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his.


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