Just Soar!

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- A KC-135R Stratotanker, 168th Air Refueling Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, flies in formation with two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Fighter Squadron, and two A-10 WarThe Lord gave me, through my Bible Impact partner, a great analogy of being free in Christ. Imagine you’re in a plane flying home. It’s a long flight that will mean refueling quite a few times. You have two options. You can refuel in the air by hooking up with a fuel tanker. This would keep you soaring above the hassles on the ground and enjoying your journey home.
Or, you can land and encounter all the hassles that go with it: pilots who are rushing to get to their gate, grouchy air controllers giving various commands, possible landing gear malfunctions, and/or whatever other temptations that come along with being on the ground.
All illustrations have their limitations, but this story clicked with me. Because of what Jesus has already done in me (Col. 2:10), I was meant to soar. So why land? I am God’s masterpiece (Eph. 2:10) and an awesome child of God (John 1:12) through faith in what Jesus did for me, not what I do for Him. Why land? I was meant to experience the peace and quiet of soaring above the clouds through rejoicing and staying in contact with the Prince of Peace (Phil. 4:4-7). Why land?
We have simple choices, but hard decisions to make each day either to land or to soar. We can either land in places full of temptations or keep soaring by asking the Spirit for the strength to keep our minds and hearts on the things above (Col. 3:1). I know what I’m pray’n.
“S”et Free Nowww

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