‘Do not let this Book … depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night … be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be … successful.’ Joshua 1:8
Any flying instructor will tell you that aeroplanes need to be ‘trimmed’ or ‘balanced in flight’ on a regular basis. After flying through storms and hitting air pockets, they get knocked out of line.
That’s true of our path through life. The bad storms of sickness, redundancy, divorce and disappointment, can knock us off our balance, too. In other words, our attitude needs to be constantly checked and adjusted. Have you checked yours lately? What are you encountering right now that is putting pressure on you to veer off course? So long as we live, we will always need to look to God, to stay ‘trimmed and balanced’. Lent is an excellent time to do this.
The best way to stay balanced is to read God’s Word. It gives us a true map of the world around us, and it shows us where we are on that map.