Friday night I jam-packed my carry-on for three days in the sun with girlfriends.
I stuffed my backpack with supplies and reading materials. My passport was tightly zipped inside my backpack outer pocket, readily available to show to anyone.
It was an early Saturday morning flight out of LAX.
I calculated the time I should leave the house. Everything was on schedule. Because I wasn’t checking any bags, I knew needed to be there a half hour in advance of the cut off time to board. Then something unexpected happened.
When I arrived to check in, the attendant asked where I was going. I told her. She said, “Oh honey, I’m so sorry, you just missed it.” Shocked and confused, I asked “Why & How?” She mentioned “This is an International flight, you have to be here an hour in advance.” I said “But I’m not checking any bags!”
She said, “It doesn’t matter, that’s the rules.”
Wow, did I feel stupid. Having years of world travel experience, I knew that rule.
I just didn’t think. I couldn’t blame anyone but myself. Not wanting to just sit there and beat myself up; I had to immediately shift gears.
I had to find another flight ASAP. Thankfully, I found one at the last minute on another airline. Thank God my carry-on has wheels! I ran to the next terminal.
I got on, we took off and I arrived. What a blast we had!
An exhilarating adventure. Nonstop laughter and great fun.
Forgive Us Father that We the Church can know exactly where We are going. Everything is on schedule as planned. Then something unexpected happens and We are shocked and confused. And We question You with Why & How. (Job 40:1-24)
Forgive Us Father that We the Church have been given Our passport to Eternity through the blood of Jesus Christ, yet sometimes We keep it tightly zipped inside the backpack of Our hearts, afraid to show and share it to anyone. (Romans 1:16)
Forgive Us Father that We the Church can be proud that We no longer have big bags of sin to check in with You. Instead, We jam pack that carry-on sized sin, the kind We like to roll with; when We run from Your Presence. (Romans 6:22,23)
Maybe We forgot life with the Holy Spirit is not typical. He goes in advance of Us, transcends Our time every second, not just before We takeoff on new adventures. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
Maybe We forgot that blame We take on for Our Own stupidity was already taken by Him. So We don’t sit in blame and beat Ourselves up.
We immediately shift gears and run to His flight called Forgiveness. (1 Peter 2:24)
Maybe We forgot the Holy Spirit is Our permanent carry-on. He has wheels that roll ALL Our burdens away. We don’t ever have to carry it again.
RUN to Him. Even if it’s last minute. Get on board with Him. He will take off and You will be above it ALL.
Exhilarating. An Adventure. Nonstop.
Craig & I have some upcoming private meetings and conferences this next week. Please pray for divine appointments! Pray for Leaders, Pastors and their Churches here in CA and nationwide to be mobilized. We will be seeing Revival here in CA!!!
2018 Election Forums are in the preplanning stages. We need researchers, writers, schedulers and Churches to participate. Pray for doors to open wide this election cycle! We know when the Church is involved and voting Biblical values, quality candidates will get elected and change the culture!
My foot! I broke it on this trip last week…Pray for healing and patience on my part!
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