“Fly Like A G6!”
“For my part, I am going to boast about nothing but the Cross of our Master, Jesus Christ. Because of that Cross, I have been crucified in relation to the world, set free from the stifling atmosphere of pleasing others and fitting into the little patterns that they dictate.” Galatians 6:14 MSG
The Gulfstream G650, (affectionately called the “G6”) was the subject of the #1 2010 song “Like A G6” by the Far East Movement. It is a twin engine business jet airplane produced by Gulfstream Aerospace and one of the fastest business jets in the world with a top speed of Mach 0.925. This plane can soar! And, it’s a great picture of the kind of believer that Paul is trying to help carve out and shape in Galatians 6 (now you get it? fly like a G6). In this chapter Paul is writing to a church that had been dealing with some division over trivial issues. These issues included following specific “laws” in order to be believers rather than living in the FREEDOM Christ gave to us when he gave his life. That freedom doesn't mean we can do whatever we want with our faith, and it's not being tied down to legalism, either. However, It does mean to truly find freedom by following the teachings of Christ. It means soaring over our depression, oppression and the things that can so easily keep us from getting off the ground in our faith.
So many of us live life so defeated…even though we KNOW God’s greatness and have experienced God’s help and hope. We’ve seen prayers answered. We’ve seen miracles unfold. Plus, we often don’t LIVE in the day-to-day practice of EMBRACING LIFE like a true, courageous follower of Christ.
Jesus didn’t come into our world to give us just a nominal religious experience…but he came to GIVE US ABUNDANT LIFE. To SOAR …to LIVE STRONG. To OVERCOME. No perfection here. It doesn’t mean we won’t battle TEMPTATION, DEPRESSION, or that we won’t feel the STING of DEATH and the PAIN of circumstance. But we have been GIVEN a way to live AMIDST it with a HOPE so great it rises out of even the toughest of situations. This is the RESURRECTION POWER. The SAME power that raised Christ from the dead LIVES in you and me. As you FOCUS on Jesus, you can reallylive this LIFE God has promised and soar above ... traveling G6 quality!!