The Nowness of Obedience
Have you ever noticed that obedience is actually only possible in the present?
I’m not trying to be overly philosophical here — because to be perfectly honest, philosophy class bored me out of my mind. I have no interest in speculating about the nature of time, or the reality of the future, or whether it’s all an illusion, or anything silly like that.
I only mean to point out that it’s flatly impossible to obey God in any other moment than the present. The past is done, and can’t be changed (although it can be forgiven, thank God). The future is only applicable, and obedience is only possible in it, once it’s been turned into the present. Fairly obvious, right? “Why does this matter?” you may be asking. “What is she blathering on about?”
I think this is a decently important point to make, because as it turns out, we…