Day 25 – The Right Equipment Kelly Householder NOTAM Ephesians 6:10-11 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (11) Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” As a pilot you learn very early that weather is dangerous. This is especially true in smaller GA aircraft such as a Cessna 172 or Piper 180. You would never think about flying into known icing conditions in a Piper Arrow, and you wouldn’t think of taking off out of a short backcountry field with high density altitude at gross weight in your Piper Warrior. You must have the right equipment for the type of flying your doing. If you’re going to fly into a situation where there is known ice you’d better have known ice equipment; even then, you are going to be on high alert. If you’re going to fly off of the water you need floats, if your doing work on a glacier, skies are required. Isn’t it strange how we are diligent to prepare everything from having the right winter coat to making sure we have known ice equipment on our aircraft, but we will walk out the door of our homes in the morning without putting on the armor of God? We have been given the armor of God for a reason; “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” The Message says, “This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.” If flying into know ice is a life-or-death situation how much greater is our fight against the Devil. 5T’s (In response to the verse above, ask yourself the following questions) Time: Where are you spending your time? Talent: What are you doing with the talents God has given you? Treasure: Where are you building your treasures? Testimony: Do you have a testimony to share? Tithe: Have you asked God about this topic? NAV LOG: God is Mighty, God is Strong, and he wants us to be strong too. The Armor he has provided is the Masters best equipment, custom made for us out of the best materials. Why would we not use His great equipment to it’s full potential? PIREP (Prayer Time): Lord, thank you for the Armor you provide; let me wear it with pride in You. I put on the helmet of Salvation, the breastplate of Righteousness, the belt of Truth, the shoes of the Gospel of peace wherever I may walk, my shield of Faith, and the sword of the Spirit that cuts deep like a razor against the enemy.