I know God never intended for my life to be compartmentalized. However, the reality is that more often than not my life tends towards just that. Work life and spiritual life: important, but separate. Every now and then, an opportunity arises for me to live in the overlap. One such opportunity happened a couple of weeks ago.
As many of you know, I work at Frasca International, a company that produces flight simulators for commercial and military flight training. One of our long-time customers, Moody Bible Institute’s Department of Aviation visited our facility in early December for Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).
Based in Spokane, WA, Moody trains pilots and maintenance crews for mission work, often in remote and diverse environments.
Earlier in 2018, Moody purchased 3 new identical flight training devices (FTDs) from Frasca each with 3 different kits to allow the FTDs to easily change between 3 different aircraft. Those models were the Cessna 172R Skyhawk R, the Cessna182R Skylane, and the Cessna U206G Stationair.
Near the end of their first week at Frasca, I and 6 other coworkers, along with the 4 folks from Moody, gathered during afternoon break to pray over the new FTDs, as well as Moody’s Aviation program and the missionaries who would be using the FTDs.
It was a surreal moment for me surrounded by coworkers and customers praying together in the middle of Frasca’s production floor. For a brief moment, I sensed that perhaps what I do at Frasca really can impact the world for God and His Kingdom. I felt fulfilled and purposeful because in that moment I clearly saw one way how my job connected to God’s Kingdom. I was humbled and thankful that God allowed me to play even a small role in that.
My prayer moving forward is this:
God, show me where my job and Your Kingdom intersect, and give me the courage to partner with You in that intersection.