James Rich hadnt slept much the night before he got behind the controls
of his private plane. He was planning a 30 minute flight to visit a
friend in East Tennessee. As he climbed to 3,500 feet, James decided to
take a quick nap. He set the plane on autopilot.
When James suddenly awakened, he looked down to see what appeared to be
a lake. But he had fallen asleep for three hours. He awoke to discover
two frightening truths: he was over an ocean with no land in sight and
his gas gauge registered empty! James had flown over the Gulf of
Mexico. He was 85 miles from land and almost out of fuel. Though James
Rich crashed into the sea, he was rescued and survived his overly long
What a great reminder to us all of our need to be spiritually alert each
day. Its so tempting to put our spiritual lives on autopilotlittle
prayer, sporadic Bible study, casual about our relationship with God.
he was over an ocean with no land in sight and his gas gauge registered empty!|
Have you caught yourself asleep spiritually? Have you left your
spiritual life on auto-pilot lately? Then lets wake up! Lets refocus
our hearts on Jesus Christ and His will for our life!
The Apostle Peter warns us, Be selfcontrolled and alert! Your enemy
the devil prowls around looking for someone to devour. Lets realize
the enemy is always trying to get us to doze off so he can steer us off
course and crash our lives. Lets wake up!