Deepening Your Vessel

In 1992 Michael Plant began a solo crossing of the Atlantic in his new sailboat, the Coyote. This boat was one of the most technologically advanced in the world with state of the art electronic navigational and emergency equipment. A support team monitored him by satellite and radio.

Michael’s adventure turned to tragedy however, when a storm came and overturned the boat and Michael Plant was lost at sea. Investigators later determined the cause of the fatal accident was all of the gadgets which had made the Coyote top heavy. The boat simply wasn’t deep enough below the water line to balance the fancy gadgetry above.

One author makes an analogy between Plant’s tragic death and the tendency of today’s Christians to capsize because of lack of spiritual depth. We spend all our time seeking bigger and better things that promise safety and happiness but end up weighing us down.

Instead, spend time with God today deepening your vessel so you can weather the storms. That’s how you redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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