September 21, 2011 Comments Off on Flying V
“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” -Matthew 18:20
Have you ever wondered why ducks fly in a “v” formation? I sure have, i researched it and was astonished to find out why:
- By flying in a “v” formation, ducks are able to achieve up to 71% greater flying range than if each duck was to fly on its own. It is also a known fact that when a duck breaks the formation, it feels the drag and resistance, so it falls back into formation.
As a generation, if we cannot learn to put aside our differences and come together we are going to be defeated by the drag and resistance of hell against our life. It is time for a generation to rise up that is willing to fly together, willing to unite to change the world for Christ. You have to be willing to search for people who are flying in the same direction that you are to form up into a “V” and share the resistance.
- The ducks from behind honk to encourage the other ducks ahead of them to keep the pace and to keep flying faster. If we as christians cannot encourage one another and are too focused on ourselves, we are all going to fail. Jesus didn’t die just for you, but so that the whole world would have a chance to have eternal life. The more we focus on our accomplishments and the less on Gods faithfulness and greatness, the formation will fall apart.
- When the lead duck gets tired from caring the load of the entire formation, he rotates back and lets someone else take on the burden. The body of Christ is meant to stand together, not apart. So often times I see people leaving others out to dry because they don’t have the same denomination or belief about a certain issue- who are you to be the judge? We are called to help one another when one goes down, to share the burdens that life throw at us.
This generation needs a group of leaders to rise up to be who God has called them to be. To put aside the things they love for the One they love, Jesus. It’s time for us to take a stand, a call to arms to build formations around us to go at life together. Find people that are willing to fly in the same direction as you and go after this world. Conquer hell for the kingdom and don’t be afraid to encounter resistance, you’ve got the flock behind you to fight with you!