Fall into the NOW ~
I heard someone say something that caused my mind to really wander. Maybe that’s how I am ending up here. What does it mean to fall? Usually I think we picture something hard… like maybe they “fell upon hard times” or if we’re real spiritual we might think of scripture that thayeth—pride goeth before a fall. At any rate it seems like it is going from a higher place to a lower one. I remember falling out of an airplane once. It was a trip to somersault off the foot rest below the open door and see the small plane leaving while I was falling from 9,500 feet! And while that was amazing and surreal, it was still a fall, and had not the chute deployed….thurreal goeth before a thplat!
I titled this blog “Fall into the NOW” because falling is something that is not often natural. It speaks a bit of being out of control. The word now of course means the present, but more than that. When I think of the past I think of phrases like somebody ‘carrying their past, bound by the past, or living in the past.’ It just doesn’t seem healthy. But the word NOW.. that speaks of something fresh, maybe even something challenging. And yet, what am I going to do about that word “fall?” I mean, I wonder if fall doesn’t always have to be hard—to maybe end up with a splat? I wonder—can you fall –UP? I think maybe you can. I think maybe one can fall up to a higher level! Before you yawn and declare I’m nuts, think about love. Love is not rational. It oftentimes does not follow a real or logical plan. If you’re in a relationship, I hope you fell in love. Not that I don’t think love does involve choice, and even duty or responsibility.. but real love.. exciting love just kind of takes you over. You rejoice in it and celebrate it. Real love is hard to contain or control, and it’s a mystery. You fall deeply in love, hopefully not downward.. but upward, toward completeness….toward a hopeful unknown!
The word NOW I am speaking about is much the same. It is toward a hopeful unknown. If I want to impress you with a little geek, I mean greek..it is kairos and not chronos. Kairos lets us know there a certain God times.. seasons if you will, that are ordained by God. Times when He speaks to our heart and calls us to something better, strategic, and even consequential. The word now can also be used regarding points that are timely and progressive, when He wants to bring us to another level, a higher level.
Like it or not, believe in it or not, we are all subject to gravity. When I fell out of that plane I was operating by a principle that was teaching me at a rate of like 130 miles per hour! When I ask you to consider to “fall into the NOW” I am asking you to take your hand off the control of your life. Let yourself fall. Know that it is possible to fall up. More than even possible, it is God’s good pleasure to bring us into places of faith, peace, and purpose that we cannot even imagine. Perhaps some excerpts from His love letter will give you the courage you need. The HOLY BIBLE says:
“……now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is within us….” Ephesians 3:20
Are you facing any NOW times or opportunities? Let me know how (or if) you land. 🙂