If you are like me, as a follower of Christ Jesus, we sometimes struggle with understanding why God would choose someone like us to shower with blessings and favor. Ater all, if there is anyone who knows our mistakes and bad behavior it would be God.
A while ago in prayer and meditation, deep in my latest “I’m Not Worthy” rant, God gave me an understanding that changed my life.
Taking a pause from the self-annihilating triad of reasons why God shouldn’t use me for anything, while detailing all the bad stuff from my past, God led me to understand that He didn’t choose me for my current situation. God chose me for His work because of my entire life. Pondering what that meant led me to His word,
“Before the world was created, God had Christ choose us to live with him and to be his holy and innocent and loving people.” - Ephesians 1:4
So, if God knew me before the world was created, being omnipresent, He clearly knows my life story and how my life ends. Wow! That’s kinda hard to grasp.
In hopes of helping my friends understand that we were chosen not for where we are, but where we are going, led me deep into prayer and meditation pondering how to explain what it means when we say God is “Omnipresent”.
Then, a clear picture of Noah came into my mind. Standing at the window of the Ark, Noah was letting a white Dove fly away for a third time in hopes of some confirmation that Noah and his family were about to find land. For those of you familiar with the story, you know that the third time that Noah let the Dove fly away, it never came back. It was at that moment, God led me to question “where did the Dove go?”
Before the thought left my brain, a picture of Christ Jesus being baptized by John appeared, and the Dove landed on His shoulder.
Is that where the Dove landed?
While we humans struggle with being locked in time and the linear thinking that goes with it. God is omnipresent, meaning He is everywhere at the same time.
For time confined creatures like humans and doves, flying out of a window and landing on the shoulder of a man two thousand years in the future is impossible.
With God, nothing is impossible!
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