Seated in Heavenly Places
I am seated in the middle of an airplane seat looking out a window of clouds high above so many thousand feet in the air. Okay, well looking over the stranger who is sitting in the window seat. Actually, I am sandwiched in between two men who are on their phone devices. I too am hooked up to my music and wondering why I didn’t check in earlier to get a better chance of sitting next to my travel partners.
Live and learn.
I am reading the book, “Think like Heaven” by Bob Hazlett.
My elbows are bruising from the hard arm rests poking them.
Why is it that men always hog the arm rests and take them over???
Back to my book I am reading….
The author writes whole chapters on how to achieve this glorious feat of heavenly thinking.
I am just going to stop and ponder on this one thought right now.
Let’s see what God has to say about this matter.
Yes, it is because we are a part of Christ Jesus that God raised us from death and seated us together with him in the heavenly places. ~Ephesians 2:6
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:1-3
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what it means to be hidden in something.
I think of the hollow wooden nesting dolls. You know the ones you twist and open up and pull out the exact same doll only smaller to discover yet another one inside that doll.
It ends with a small teeny tiny solid one that doesn’t open.
I’m the wooden red doll hidden inside of Christ.
This particular verse says:
You have been raised with Christ.
Set your heart on things above……
where Christ is
(Where is He located?)
at the right hand of God
For I have died and my life is now hidden with Christ in God.
We know from other scriptures that we are to die as Christ is to live.
Spiritually speaking, I am alive in Christ Jesus.
I don’t have to board an airplane and fly up to sandwich myself between God and Jesus.
I am already there!!
They don’t hog the armrests!!
I am Seated in Heavenly Places
You can find me in seat 11 (just happens to be my favorite number) located in first class. Since God had much to do with firsts.
The cost and sacrifice was expensive for me to obtain this position. His life freely given so I can receive life, be free and sit as a coheir with Him.
Peek a Boo
There I am hidden in Christ. Can you see me waving out of the top of His head?
It is a whole different mindset to operate from this seat.
I choose to operate from my assigned seat. He called ahead and assigned me there.
“He chose us in him before the creation of the world…”
God is way more organized than me!!
I am Seated in Heavenly Places!!
There’s a seat open next to me. It’s a window seat. I will scoot over and even share my arm rests!!
You too can book a flight with a seat hidden in Christ.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.