NOTAM: 1 Kings 19:12-13 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 13 So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
As pilots one of the first things we learn is setting our barometric setting on our altimeter. I’m sure there are many students who start that don’t understand the gravity of this setting until later in their learning stages. Why is it so critical? I think the importance can best be described by a recent NTSB posting on January 16th. According to the pilot, it was dark when he arrived at his destination. He saw the airport’s rotating beacon but was unable to remotely activate the runway lights. He maneuvered the airplane onto the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, extended the flaps and reduced engine power. He thought the airplane was 900 feet above the ground when the airplane impacted terrain approximately 2-1/2 miles east of the airport. At the accident site, the altimeter read 7,500 feet. The terrain was approximately 2,800 feet. There were no mechanical anomalies found with the airplane. Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to correctly set the altimeter, which resulted in his erroneous perception that the airplane was at a safe altitude.
As we fly air pressures around us change so we have to tune in and listen for the proper adjustments in baro settings. Walking thru life the pressures of life constantly change around us and we have to continue to listent to the Holy Spirit to give us the adjustment we must make. If we don’t constantly adjust our life to follow what the Holy Spirit is alerting us to, we might run aground. The Holy Spirit is there to help us make proper adjustments, keep you safe and at the right altitude. It can be easy to hear the reminder to make adjustments, but not make the adjustment which can lead us down the road to a near emergency in some cases before we respond. “What are you doing here?” The Lord of course knew why Elijah was there, but the Lord gave him an adjustment to his course, an adjustment that would lead him to meet Elisha. You can read the rest of this great story, in fact I’d encourage you to do so today.
NAV LOG: There are many adjustments you will make on your next flight, just as you are diligent in every flight to be safe, make the proper checks and to devote your time seeking the proper information. Today and every day seek the proper adjustments form the Lord for he will guide your every step.
PIREP: (Prayer Time) Lord guide me, teach me to tune into your wisdom along my daily journey. Thank you for the Grace and Mercy that you give me daily. Teach me to respond to Your call on my life that I may be a mighty warrior in your kingdom.