Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lessons from the Lord

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.


Elijah's Mommy said...

I'd like to hear more about that book.

Elijah's Mommy said...

I guess my earlier comment didn't go through.
I was just saying that I totally understand what you're saying.
A few years ago i was on a youth retreat with Sherri and i heard one of the speakers say somthing like that.
He was saying that when we go through storms in life we can rise above them on wings like eagles and soar above the storm. Of course he said it way better! I've always liked that verse in Isaiah about soring on wings like eagles, so hearing it and picturing it like that was really neat.

jazmen said...

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