Years ago I tried to explain a concept, the Holy Spirit allowed me to understand, to a Sunday School teacher who laughed stating something about not believing in “out of body experiences”. So that I am not misunderstood again, I just want to clarify this has NOTHING to do with out of body experiences.
First, think with me, of a present situation you are in… work trouble, family problems, hard classes and teachers. Picture the circumstance has passed. You made it through! God is outside of time. Look at it from His point of view. This has been such an encouragement to me through the years. I hope it can be for you as well. I attempted to explain it to my mom. She understood and since ‘there is nothing new under the sun’ she’s heard a variation of this, explained this way:
“Picture yourself in a canoe on the Colorado River that runs through the Grand Canyon. You cannot see what is ahead around the twists and turns of the river. That is like us bound by time. But God is outside of time. Like being in a helicopter above the Grand Canyon seeing what is ahead. The pilot can see everything at the same time like God can see the past, present and future at the same time.” – Mrs. Day a.k.a Mom
During my visit last week Mom & I discussed our position in Christ, the victory we already have in Him and much more. Since being back I’ve been reading Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee, which perfectly ties into what Mom & I were talking about. I highly recommend this book. It’s a quick read - only 78 pgs. I plan to write more about the book in later entries.