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Pastor Christian Alix



Once in a while, I would read stories of great historical accomplishments.  One of which was the story of the Wright Brothers – the Inventors of the modern airplane.


During the 1900s, the pursuit of the powered man flight was the talk of the town, but Orville and Wilbur Wright had none of what we consider to have the recipe of success.  They had no money, they paid for their dream from the proceeds of their bicycle shop, and not a single one of them had a college education.  But what made their work special is because they were driven by a purpose, they believed that if they could figure out this flying machine it will change the course of the world!


They work with passion, sweat and tears. There were stories of how every time the Wright Brothers went out to test the plane that they would take 5 set of parts, because that's how many times they would crash before they could eat supper.  And eventually on December 17, 1903, they made the first controlled, powered and sustained human flight machine.


In relation to the Christian walk, the story inspires us to start something that matters to God.  What goals have you set for the Lord?  What preparations are you doing today that can make a difference tomorrow?  Why do you get out of bed in the morning?


The Bible declares that, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31


The flying machine story gives us an illustrative lesson about commitment to the goal without excuses.  We should never forget that our goal as believers is to glorify His Name.  (Isaiah 43:7, Revelation 4:11)  Being the salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16) will result in serving the Him with love and passion.


"Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.  Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance:  for ye serve the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:22-24


Notice the phrase "in singleness of heart" that means...Focus.  Our motives and attention should be fully for Christ.  In Christ alone we stand, for without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5).   Our family, our career path, our future and even our personal goals are all in vain without the great Shepherd leading us.  


As we evaluate our lives the past year, did we consider and pursue the goal to be closer to Jesus this year?


Is He part of your plan?

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