Everyone called him “Lucky Lindy” but not those who knew him. When he made his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh left absolutely nothing to “luck.” During his preparation, he was careful and cautious, thoughtful and thorough. He never “hoped” things would go right. He made sure that everything would be right. Nothing was left to chance. Everything that related to his flight was the result of a deliberate choice.
A few days before his historic solo transatlantic flight, Lindbergh and his copilot, Frank Samuels, completed a hard day’s work. They spent endless hours examining every detail of what he would do, why and how he would do it, and the possibilities of something going wrong.
That night they checked into a motel. Shortly after midnight Samuels was awakened and saw Lindbergh at the window. “Why are you sitting there awake when you should be sleeping?” asked Samuels.
“I’m studying the stars,” he answered, “and practicing staying awake.”
Paying attention to details and leaving nothing to chance is a God-honoring character trait. It is a reflection of our dependence upon God to give insight and foresight, knowledge and wisdom to do everything that will honor Him for His gifts.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to realize that whatever we do as Christians is a reflection of You. May whatever we do in word or deed or thoughts be done to glorify You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17
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