sexta-feira, 30 de março de 2012

Devotional for 03/30/2012

Two Left Wings
"As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him."
- Psalm 18:30

When I was young, one of my hobbies was to make model airplanes. Using balsam wood and airplane glue, I almost always had an airplane under construction. Gluing each piece precisely in place and painting them exactly as indicated in the instructions was fascinating work to me. It was a great hobby, and one that I was able to share with many young men who visited Sims Cycle and Hobby Shop. There, we talked about our latest projects.

Not many years ago, my wife and I were going to be traveling to South Africa to visit our son and his family, so I thought it would be a good idea to purchase an airplane kit and show our grandsons how it was done. The idea turned out to be a disaster; I inadvertently built two left wings!

That recent project revealed to me the importance of paying attention to detail. There is an obvious need for care and precision in building model planes, as well as in countless other intricate products. Any person in this technical age knows that designers build products with certain characteristics, specifications, and limitations, and great precision is critical. One who builds without the necessary care may destroy the complex piece of machinery he is creating.

God has designed the world and everything in it to function according to His wonderful purpose. Just as an airplane with two left wings will not fly, so our lives will not get off the ground if we ignore God's specifications for life as revealed in His Holy Word. As our focus verse points out, we can know that His way is perfect because it has been tried and proven true. He has explained exactly what we need to do to find peace and satisfaction in life, and if we follow those instructions, we are guaranteed to meet success.

Heavenly Father, help me this day to remember You as my Creator, that You have a purpose for me in life, and that purpose can only be fulfilled as I build my life according to Your Biblical blueprint.

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